Brooklyn Bestiary: An Exhibit

Opossum by Lisa Studier

An exhibit of prints by Lisa Studier opens today the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza. Her subjects are the animals living right here in Brooklyn, which go sadly unnoticed by the great majority of (human) residents. How could I not be interested? The natural world is everywhere, we have only to learn how to look. Lisa has been looking.

I happen to know Lisa, and have purchased one of her prints, so I am not impartial here. She works with woodblocks and uses the atypical reduction printing method, which she describes better than I can.

Brooklyn Bestiary is up until May 30. If you’re in the neighborhood, do visit (and then perhaps go looking in Prospect Park across the street for some of the very animals represented). If you’re not in the ‘hood, check out her site. Like all non-digital art, of course, there’s really no substitution for the thing itself.

Cardinal by Lisa Studier

2 Responses to “Brooklyn Bestiary: An Exhibit”


  1. 1 Melissa March 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    What a beautiful opossum. I never see opossums here. Guess I’ll have to go to the show in Brooklyn for a sighting.

  2. 2 mthew March 11, 2010 at 9:02 am

    ‘Possums have been seen in Prospect Park, neighborhoods right outside the park, and even further afield in western Brooklyn, where I live, although I haven’t seen one here yet.


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