Description Beatrice was a grey hornbill from Burgundy, and the first radical feminist author of Avian-Erotica. As an adolescent, Beatrice realized she desired birds of a similar feather, and flew to Paris to escape the rigid conventions of her village. She quickly found work as a journalist, and penned a series of editorials on the misogyny of tailfeather corsets and female wing-clipping, thereby, drawing the ire of many, especially the society ladies, who would peck or squawk at her in public. Among more progressive flocks, her reputation soared, which Beatrice used to launch her career as a writer of steamy, plume-pounding romps. During this time, she publicly flaunted a series of high-profile affairs with controversial birds, but they all ended in heartbreak. Beatrice could usually be spotted at an outdoor table of the Cafe de Flore, surrounded by wine glasses, crumpled notes, and books, scribbling about the intense erotic encounters of her youth.
Chad Crowe, Portland, OR Member Since May 2012 Artist Statement Chad Crowe is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in publications across the U.S., including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Phoenix. He has also designed floats for the annual carnival celebration in Nice, France.