In The Woods
The cover art for the Winter 2013 issue of Passages North is big and astounding. A friendly black bear stands with one paw around Olive, another around Edwin. I'm guessing he's friendly, at least, and I'm also guessing Edwin and Olive's names. Jennifer Burton paints them in bright mustard yellow, the bear in dashing black, pulling from old photographs and the need for a little levity. I love the interview up at Passages North, in which editor Cameron Witbeck speaks to the artist about her inspiration, past ideas of future endeavors, and the relationship between people and nature in her paintings. The coppery reds of "Fur Coat," the subtle pines and bleached figures of "In The Woods," the blanched looks of the pair in "Bear Hug." Truly, the humor and sensibility in these pieces sends me!