This Northern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina brevicauda) was illustrated as part of the Com.En.ART artist-in-residence program at the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station (Rensselaerville, NY). The lakes, meadows, and waterfall in the historical preserve are meandered by trails and the entire area is an inspiring and rich working environment for artists and scientists alike.
The animal was found dead of natural causes during a hike in the preserve’s trails and brought to life with watercolors.
Media: watercolor on paper
Client: Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station – Com.En.ART residency