In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Sherrie York
A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, Sherrie York
Observation is the core of Sherrie’s work, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected on a neighborhood hike or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter.
18 x 12
Daylight hours are precious in the winter; it often seems as though the day is winding down before I’ve even had time to come up to speed. But a winter day can be made to feel longer if I set aside work for a bit and take a walk outside. Sun casts deep shadows across the snow, deep quiet in the trees seems to stretch into forever, and time expands. At least it does until an energetic pair of woodpeckers breaks the quiet!
It’s April – No Foolin’
12 x 18
Anyone who lives in snow country knows the vagaries of spring. Trees are budding, birds are singing, and people are ready to shed a few layers of clothes (and perhaps a few pounds). But April, that relentless trickster, teases us with a few mild days and then throws us right back into winter with cold and storms and more white stuff to shovel. The demeanor of this little owl struck me as particularly appropriate to the season. What? More snow? Wake me in June.
Partners in Flight estimates a global breeding population of only 5,500 flammulated owls. These small insectivores nest mostly in older forests and are vulnerable both to logging and pesticides.