Sunday, June 1, 2008
"Possum N Young"
This piece is an old favorite embossed linocut. I have it on display for sale at "Imagine On Main" a boutique/gallery in downtown Oswego Illinois. I've not seen a possum recently other than roadkill. On a walk early this spring I stumbled across a pair of possum skeletons, and carried the skulls back for for sketching. They're bleaching alongside some driftwood on the lower patio. Interesting, the canines are loose and fall out easily. The spines were also very interesting, still intact, I was a little disapointed I hadn't had time to pick up their complete skeletons. But the beauty of this overlooked creature impresses me.