‘War + Peace’ Book Update

'War + Peace', Selected Biro Drawings 2008 - 2014 by Jane Lee McCracken, Front Cover

‘War + Peace’, Selected Biro Drawings 2008 – 2014 by Jane Lee McCracken, Front Cover

This October book No.1/50 of ‘War + Peace’ was auctioned at the Savoy, London and raised £400 for Save Wild Tigers, an organisation dedicated to saving the last 3,200 wild tigers.

There is still time to order a copy before Christmas!  ‘War + Peace’ is a limited edition publication of 50 books worldwide, signed and numbered with an original gold tiger drawing made on the back page of each copy.

Here are some page images of ‘War + Peace’:

War plus Peace Page 6 and 7

‘War + Peace’, ‘Kaboom! Where did all the Animals Go?’, 2010 ”TV Screen III – Where East Meets West, Forests’ Memories’, 2010

 

'TV Screen II - Where Wolves and Bears Dare', 'War + Peace', 2014

‘War + Peace’, ‘TV Screen II – Where Wolves and Bears Dare’, 2011

War plus Peace Page 18 and 19

‘War + Peace’, ‘Butterfly Lover’ 2014

'War + Peace', Selected Biro Drawings 2008 - 2014, by Jane Lee McCracken, 'American Dream' 2014

‘War + Peace’, ‘American Dream’ 2014

About:

“War + Peace’, brings together a selection of my Biro drawings from several bodies of work produced between 2008 – 2014 including ‘Tales from the East’, ‘The Woodcutter’s Cottage’, ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia’ and recent artwork for conservation projects. Inspired by my passion for childhood memoirs, fairy tales, travel, forests and animals and continuing exploration of the themes of ‘war’ and ‘loss’, these multiplex, layered drawings in colour or black Biro are often used as inspiration to create objects and installations. Taking photographs of films and documentaries, my muse Lily, people, animals and found objects as the foundation for my work and building layers of drawn images in Biro, my aim is to make art that represents the beauty and brutal reality of life thus creating ‘memorials of lives lived, both human and animal and ways of life lost’.”

To order a copy or for more information please visit my shop.

Original Gold Tiger drawing on back page of each copy.

Original Gold Tiger drawing on back page of each copy.

‘The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology’ Published Today!

Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology by Jonathan W. Thurston, cover by Matt Cowan and Marshall Stevens

Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology by Jonathan W. Thurston, cover by Matt Cowan and Marshall Stevens

Today sees the publication of ‘Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology’ by Jonathan W. Thurston, who has brought together a magical volume dedicated to wolves, celebrated through beautiful wolf art, poetry and stories…

“Wolves have terrified and mystified us, their howls echoing through the words of our fairy tales, the texts of our stories, and the deepest crevices of our imaginations. Wolf Warriors presents a diverse collection of artwork, poetry, essays, and short stories, featuring bestselling author David Clement-Davies and award-winning artist Lauren Strohacker. This anthology captures the various faces of the wolf: from the fantastic to the horrific, from the snow-capped mountain peaks to the moonlit lake in the trees. The howls of these warriors will make you smile, make you cry, and, most of all, make you want to raise your own howl to join the chorus. Featuring best-selling author David Clement-Davies and award-winning artist Lauren Strohacker. Also including: Catherynne Valente, Adrian Lilly, Dominique Goodall, John Noland, Linda Palmer, Pierluigi Paviola, Shannon Barnsley, and more!”

I am delighted that ‘The Wolf’s House’, a multimedia installation piece I made in 2012 has been included in this very special wolfie anthology.  Proceeds from the sales of this book go directly to The National Wolfwatcher Coalition.

The anthology is available to order now from:

Amazon UK, Amazon US and coming to all good bookshops.

Enjoy being wolf heaven!