Q & A: Artist’s modern-day effigy has an ancient connection
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Every two years, when “Focus on Nature” appears at the New York State Museum, visitors are treated to an astounding array of artwork depicting plants, animals and ancient cultures. David Russell Wheeler's highly detailed illustrations have been juried into every exhibit since 2000. This year’s “Chumash Indian Fish Effigy,” made with color pencil, graphite and ink wash, won him a jurors’ award, and he was among only 13 artists who received this honor....