Today’s artist is a woodworker, photographer and poet with a deep love of the natural world. In his alter ego at Skyboy Photos, he makes his greeting cards, books, calendars, prints and unique gift items available. Here is his story.
The David Bayard species ranges from the northern Boundary Waters to the Gulf Coast, from California to the forested mountains of Pennsylvania. Today it is found primarily in the up-slope meadows, open prairies, and densely wooded hillsides of the central Midwest.
You may encounter this creature in the early dawn or near sundown grazing on local views of the sky, sniffing wildflowers, chasing butterflies and spouting preposterous poetry. Shy by nature, it may be approached if you are soft and kind.
Observers have reported hearing its distinctive calls, humming “Nature Boy” by Talking Heads, spouting blank verse or singing songs, and seen it wandering through the world in wonder at the beauty and grace we all too often take for granted.
If you should encounter this odd specimen in the brush, do not be alarmed. It is wild but essentially harmless. Do not attempt capture.
Skyboy Photos harvests the work of this unusual creature and makes it available to the public. Its photography, woodwork, prose and poetry are crafted to bring calm and harmony to the world and to provide a bit of entertainment in the process.
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