Book Cover Illustration

Book cover illustration for author Joyce Hicks’ 2022 novel “Unexpected Guests at Blackbird Lodge.” Each element on the cover corresponds to a character or event in the book.

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PIPL2

Indiana Audubon Society approached me about creating a poster to celebrate the 2022 limited edition Indiana Dunes Birding Festival cider release – a fruity concoction from local cidery Ash & Elm, named for the endangered piping plover. The piping plover’s standard code abbreviation is PIPL, which inspired the use of PIneapple and PLum in this unique cider.

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A Ponderance of Plovers

Indiana Audubon Society approached me about creating a poster to celebrate the 2022 limited edition Indiana Dunes Birding Festival beer release – a weizenbock from local brewery Hunter’s Brewing, named for the endangered piping plover. A group of plovers is called a “ponderance,” hence the peculiar name of this brew.

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Hummingbird Prairie

A feast for the hummingbirds is depicted in this scene of wildflowers and swooping birds. On the left is an Anna’s hummingbird, a species you can find in the US Southwest with its magenta gorget feathers, and the more widespread ruby-throated hummingbird is on the right.

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Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower

Bright red cardinal flower REALLY stands out among the sea of yellow and purple in the prairie landscape. Pollinators, including the ruby-throated hummingbird, love this big, juicy flower.

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Thought and Memory

Huginn and Muninn (translated as Thought and Memory) are Odin’s ravens, said to bring him news from all the realms. Created in watercolor, ink, colored pencil, and digital.

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Wheel of Fortune

The first in a series of reinterpretations of the Major Arcana tarot cards through the lens of nature and nature symbols. This one is based on the Wheel of Fortune card. My interpretation includes the seasons and natural cycles, as well as the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water).

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