The Spirit Bird, 2014 - 5.5x8”, cut paper, acrylic
A few months ago I was commissioned by Pitt Press to do a cover illustration for and upcoming collection of short stories. I was particularly excited to get back to some papercutting which I hadn’t done in a while. Plus I got to research and illustrate 8 birds, including one of my new favorites, the Yellow Wagtail (seen in the middle).
Unfortunately, this iteration of the cover won’t actually be printed. I was asked to rework the cover so that it is pretty stripped down (essentially just some of the birds and the ribcage). It’s a bummer, but I’m still proud to show the original piece, so here it is!