Studio and Film Portfolios > Osprey Drawings

30" x 30"

2018 Award of Excellence, Carnegie Center for the Arts
This was one of the first pieces that caught my eye in the crowd of work when I first entered the gallery. It is bold and rich as you would expect a charcoal drawing to be, but cleanly articulated with a range of mark making that never feels disparate. As for subject, where much wildlife art is a faithful rendering of a frozen moment, this is a piece that acknowledges the experience of kinetic action. We do not just admire the form of the bird; we hear the sound of impact and feel the spray of water. ~ Chad Rutter