August Artwalk this Friday, August 2nd, join us for an exclusive artist debut —Field Studies— from 5-8PM at Found Natural Goods downtown Bend.
Artist Statement: Before the photograph, television and way before the Internet, illustration was used to document and discover the diversity of life on Earth.
These illustrations were biological and used to categorize, distinguish and identify different species. They were functional. The artists behind them were technical and not celebrated for their thoughtful compositions or craft. Most of these illustrators were never famous and many are not credited.
We aim to bring new life into this work by looking beyond its functional purpose, reimagining it as fine art for the modern world.