Secret of the Friendly Woods

I am very pleased to have my new digital painting, Rabbit Kami: Illuminated Border included in the Wassaic Project's annual publication, Secret of the Friendly Woods. I have also created a limited edition paper and fabric doll based on my Rabbit Kami sculptures. The book is available for pre-order now and will be released on May 22nd.

Here in this remote nook other notes awoke. The first robin against February snows. Atoms of crimson in bare apple boughs when the Ides of March bring a drift of purple finches. April: whitethroats with their notes of “crystal rain,” peepers, and the woodcock’s scaip when some mysterious impulse draws me to the window for a last look at every night which falls. May, with its chaos of exultant song. Even in July the wood-thrush’s liquid notes at dawn and twilight. A wood-thrush and my favorite song-sparrow are having a duet now. A pair of black ducks which have nested in our meadow, winnowing past when they take their evening exercise flight. A grouse throbbing through the soft October haze. Foxes barking, and, rarer, weird screams of wildcats. Horned owls hooting under winter stars. No, I do not miss the sea! — Rex Brasher, from Secrets of the Friendly Woods * * * In the spirit of Rex Brasher, painter of birds and Wassaic local, we’re excited to announce our second annual publication. Designed by Studio Bueno and printed by Small Editions, this limited edition softcover book features an embossed wood grain cover, gatefolds for larger works, interviews with artists, and a few secrets: coloring book pages, a fortune teller, a cut-out paper rabbit, a map of Wassaic. (Try to find all 41 birds, too.) The book is available for pre-order now, and will releas

e on May 22.

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