This week on Inquiry we welcome back artist, writer, natural historian and contributing Editor to Birdwatcher’s Digest Julie Zickefoose. Her new book Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into The Nest is a stunning collection of her watercolor paintings (and journal entries) of very young birds. These were done every day as the birds developed. Some of these birds came from her nest boxes on her property, others were orphaned and brought to her to rehab. Species included familiar birds like bluebirds, chickadees, House Sparrows and starlings as well as a number of birds most of us have never seen in the next. Tune in for a lively conversation with one of the great wildlife artists in America
Inquiry welcomes back photographer and artist Tara Sellios. Her large exquisite photographs of dead fish, animals and flowers echo themes found in Dutch, Flemish and Baroque canvases concerned with “memento mori”. Her new body of work, using numerous moths and beetles, is amazing.