Wednesday, October 27, 2010

John Cody's Painted Wings Studio

Painted Wings Gallery & Gift Information Pages
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Prints byJohn Cody

Photo of John Cody by Carol Severson
The Audubon of Moths
It was on a tree-lined street in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York,
where John Cody first encountered a large and colorful moth from the saturniid family.
He was five years old. He still recalls in detail that magical moment,
which would launch a lifelong interest and ultimately become what he calls his
true vocation: painting moths.
Dr. Cody began sketching scenes from nature when he was eight years old
and later began a professional art career as a medical illustrator. He went on to
medical school and became a renowned psychiatrist, practicing for more
than twenty-five years, something he says he did, in part, so that he could afford
to paint. A fellow psychiatrist called Dr. Cody "a rare avis, one of the most
truly creative and original human beings I've ever met."
Ultimately, his fascination with moths and remarkable artistic talent
came together to produce his celebrated paintings of moths. Indeed, he is now
revered as "The Audubon of Moths."
Dr. Cody's numerous exhibitions have included one-man shows at such sites
as the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian in
Washington, D.C. He holds top honors from a myriad of organizations and
publications, from Audubon Magazine to the Association of Medical Illustrators.
John received the Governor's Arts Award in 1997 for Individual Artist Lifetime
Achievement Award in the State of Kansas.
An authority on the poet Emily Dickinson, he has written biographies of her
and of Richard Wagner. He has also co-authored a biography of the famous medical
artist Max Brodel, as well as published books on art anatomy. He has written
dozens of articles and papers on subjects ranging from painting, medical illustration,
psychiatry, and entomology. John Cody lives with his wife, Dorothy, in Hays,
Kansas. They have three children: Loren, Andrea, and Graham.

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Painted Wings Studio
P.O. Box 406- Luther, IA. 50152

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Highway Commission vote could end mowing and dredging practices that cause erosion, loss of wildlife habitat and decrease beauty of roadsides in Arkansas

Please click on image to ENLARGE. Two hours after this photo was made on October 12, 2010, this area had been brushogged into oblivion. Sure, the swamp milkweed will sprout from its roots next summer. But these plants not only held pods offering hundreds of milkweed seeds but also were feeding milkweed caterpillars that could have made chrysalises and become final 2010 generation monarchs traveling to Mexico and with a chance to return in spring and find fresh milkweed on which a new generation of monarchs could have been raised to keep the cycle of life intact for this seriously threatened species of migrating butterfly. If you want to talk to your Northwest Arkansas representative on the Highway Commission, he is Dick Trammel.
Monarch caterpillars were still eating the foliage of these swamp milkweeds and the seed pods were almost mature when the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Mowers came down the road and crushed and cut them off near the ground. Amazing hypocrisy for a state agency that touts its wildflower program. And possibly worse hypocrisy is touting its stormwater-protection work and then mowing and dredging ditches repeatedly every year.

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To learn more about the Arkansas Highway Commission,  please see AHC  link.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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