Quantcast
Jun 182012
 

Stepping over a leafy bridge, an acrobat swings past the abyss, slipping between breezes. • Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Rick Lieder

Rick Lieder

Painter and photographer Rick Lieder has been creating fine art and conceptual illustration for many years. His art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series, to Newbery Award-winning books for children, A Single Shard and Princess Academy. His work has been published widely in magazines and online (Orion, Natural History Magazine and others), and by HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Shuster and Farrar, Straus & Giroux and more. Recently he has concentrated on a body of work centering on ordinary backyard wildlife. These photographs capture the unique qualities of light interacting with the natural world, including luminous photographs of honey bees and small birds in flight, glowing fireflies mating and hovering over twilight fields, mosquitoes with a belly full of blood, and new-born praying mantis nymphs emerging from their egg cases. STEP GENTLY OUT is his new nature picture book for all ages, a collaboration between painter and photographer Rick Lieder and novelist and poet Helen Frost. Three starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Kirkus Reviews has selected Step Gently Out as one of four outstanding poetry titles for children to be featured on the Kirkus website for National Poetry Month, along with an interview. A website with all the news, reviews and up-to-date information for the book, plus a book trailer: http://bugdreams.com/sgo/


Leave a Comment

  2 Responses to “Slipping Between Breezes”

  1.  Thanks so much, Carol. I can’t ask for more than that connection.

  2. Rick, I always find your images and words timeless and in the moment . . . poetry and biology and, of course, art. Beautiful . . .  and I am able to connect with your tiny subjects. 

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>



Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [6949 Views]
  2. Poll: Should Rhinos be Hunted to Support Conservation » [2148 Views]
  3. Poll: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa? » [2016 Views]
  4. » 12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction [1533 Views]
  5. Angry hippo flings newborn calf into the air » [1191 Views]
  6. Video: Mother Owl Takes On Snake – and Wins » [1124 Views]
  7. Recently rediscovered hummingbird faces extinction » [1103 Views]
  8. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [891 Views]
  9. Thought-to-be-extinct ‘halloween’ frog rediscovered in Costa Rica » [872 Views]
  10. A third of Europe’s birds under threat, says most comprehensive study yet » [738 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of giraffes be banned? » [11836 Views]
  2. » POLL: Should the ban on fox hunting be relaxed in the UK? [10680 Views]
  3. POLL: Should the Faroe Islands’ whale slaughter be allowed to continue? » [7175 Views]
  4. POLL: Should bear hunting be banned in the US? » [4025 Views]
  5. POLL: Should lion canned hunting be banned in South Africa? » [3820 Views]
  6. Komodo and its Dragons » [3731 Views]
  7. Petition: Stop Lion Canned Hunting in South Africa – Shocking Video » [3504 Views]
  8. Poll: Should hunting of black bears in Florida be allowed? » [3006 Views]
  9. POLL: Should the slaughter of wolves in British Columbia be banned? » [2967 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the wolf hunting contest in Idaho be stopped? » [2702 Views]