Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Swarm, A Flock, A Host

Darren Waterston, Plates II, VI, and X, from the portfolio
A Swarm, A Flock, A Host, 2013. Etching, aquatint, and spit-bite aquatint

On a recent visit to the Palace of Legion of Honor, I viewed Darren Waterston: A Compendium of Creatures in the small but always lovely Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books. I appreciated this modern take on the traditional bestiary with illustrations and corresponding comments/lessons. The companion publication is beautiful, and I've enjoyed reading it, but the images are a pale shadow of the pages on display at the Legion, with their sumptuous backgrounds and large scale compositions. Up into December, so there's lots of time to check it out. 

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