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Judy Larson - MEDICINE CROW -  LIMITED EDITION PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          MEDICINE CROW
by Judy Larson

$245.00

LIMITED EDITION PRINT
Limited Edition of: 2500
Image Size: 17"w x 17"h.
Published: September 2000


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Click here to explore the hidden image keys in Judy Larson's fine art.

"While reading the works of the early 20th century photo-historian Edward S. Curtis, I came across a description of a Mountain Crow warrior named Medicine Crow. In many ways, Medicine Crow was typical of the Native American of his day — steadfast and loyal to his people, a contributor to his tribe. His ‘medicine’ (an object thought to give control over natural or magical forces) was a hawk, which he wore as part of his headdress. In battle it was more important for him to touch his enemy — count coup — than to kill him. Medicine Crow fought for the white man twice, against the Nez Perce in Chief Joseph’s retreat and against the Sioux under Sitting Bull when they were seeking sanctuary in Canada. I feel it’s important for us to remember and to acknowledge Native Americans like Medicine Crow and to learn about the kind of people upon whom our nation is founded."


Judy Larson
Look Closer... The time-consuming art of scratchboard is unparalleled in its detail, allowing Judy Larson’s seamless concealment of imagery within her subject. To view the extraordinary hidden images within Larson’s work, Click here. Judy Larson always knew she was going to be an artist. She was surrounded by them as a child, and was particularly inspired by her father, a professional illustrator. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Art from Pacific Union College in Northern California, Judy Larson then spent the next 17 years as a commercial artist, illustrator and art director. In 1988, influenced by her love of nature and animals, Judy devoted her time to wildlife art. Her primary focus in each of her paintings is the animal, with the horse and wolf as a recurring subject. Larson uses a clay-coated, Masonite backed art board called Claybord®. To produce an original drawing, she paints the subject solidly with black India ink to create a silhouette. Larson then scratches away the dried ink using hundreds of X-Acto® blades and the result is a magnificent, lifelike image. Once the subject has been totally scratched, it is a finished black and white illustration, ready for Larson to add color. Larson prefers a combination of airbrush, gouache or acrylics for adding rich layers of color, with frequent rescratching for detail. For Judy Larson, whose underlying message is always passionately ecological, her medium of scratchboard, as well as her "art of concealment™," allows her "to take the viewer with me." Explains Larson, "My desire is to engage viewers on three levels: first, by revealing the beauty of animals through intricate detail; second, by concealing a hidden image that draws the viewer to examine the painting more closely and through which I can tell a story; and third, by promoting a deeper awareness of the environment on a level that will hopefully have an impact." Larson is extremely passionate about her love of wildlife and supports a number of environmental endeavors. Two books have been published featuring her work: Hidden Spirits, Search-And-Find Scenes from the American West, a Random House children’s’ book, and The Spirit Within, a coffee table book. Larson is a member of the Society of Animal Artists. She lives and works in California. For more information, visit www.judylarson.com

 

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