Essay

Sneak Preview: Sumptuous Artwork

The Birdman’s Wife: Artwork In her eleven year career working as principal artist for her husband John Gould, Elizabeth Gould drew, painted and lithographed some 650 hand-coloured lithographs to illustrate the couple’s magnificent folios, featuring many of the world’s most beautiful bird species. Elizabeth, who was not a professionally trained artist, learned lithography from Edward… Continue reading Sneak Preview: Sumptuous Artwork

Fiction · Short Fiction

The Zoological Vertebrate Laboratory

The Zoological Vertebrate Laboratory Jan listens patiently as I explain the difficulty I’m having trying to turn the body of the black-shouldered kite inside out. She digs her scalpel into a square of foam and places her large, knowing hands over the head of the juvenile bird, smoothing the russet-tipped crown feathers. ‘You’ve done a good… Continue reading The Zoological Vertebrate Laboratory