Brief  Artwork inspired by Canadian 1st nations folk tales Personal work

The Owl With The Great Head And Eyes

"And since that time Owl has cried “Hoot, Hoot, Hoot” at night, for he still remembers his pain, and his head is still swollen and bigger than that of the other birds because of the beating Wolf gave him with his axe-handle; and his eyes are still large and they stare stupidly, and he cannot look at light, and he is blind in the daylight because of the tobacco juice Rabbit squirted into his eyes. And since that night Rabbit and Wolf have avoided each other, and they have not lived in the same place, and they have never since been friends."

Cyrus MacMillan. Canadian Fairy Tales.



Brief  Artwork inspired by Canadian 1st nations folk tales Personal work

How Glooskap Made The Birds

"Glooskap waved his magic wand as was his custom, and at once great flocks of little birds sprang from the ground where the fallen leaves had lain. And they twittered and sang in a great chorus and flew back to the trees. They were of beautiful colours like the leaves that had given them birth. There were Robin Red-breasts and Thrushes all brown and red, from the red and brown leaves of the Oak. And there were Finches and Humming-birds all yellow and green and brown from the leaves of the Alder and the Willow, and they glowed like willows in the sunlight and fluttered like a leaf upon the air. There were Yellowbirds and Canadian Warblers from the golden Beech and Birch leaves. And there were Scarlet Tanagers and Orioles and Grosbeaks all of changing colours, red and purple and brown, from the leaves the Canadian Maple. And they all sang to the children and the children were all very happy again."

Cyrus MacMillan. Canadian Fairy Tales.



Brief  Simple typographical based children's story about a penguin. Personal work