2/28/08

Fantastical creatures

I am featured in an eloquent, thought provoking essay "Nature's Mirror" by Jason Foumberg in this week's issue of New City. An excerpt of the article follows.

"...In summer she will venture out to Assateague Island off the coast of Virginia, renowned for its feral horses. Schafer will take camp there, build a wigwam-style structure, sleep on caribou hides and attempt to become feral herself. In order to fund the expedition, she is selling her drawings, which likewise consider a wilderness inside us that exists but must be sought. Often, she speaks about fantastical creatures, and as if by magic, drawing them brings them into her possession. The drawings recall some distant memory, conjuring primitive peoples and life in the prehistory. The voyage will be the fulfillment of the drawings. How rare to be able to live one’s art..."

Read the full article
http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/7493.html

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