Condor Magic, A Glimpse Of The Condor's Native Southwest
Paintings by Peter C. Stone
For several years, artist and author Peter C. Stone concentrated on a large body of work about the story of the California condor. Having painted in the Southwest during the '70's and '80's, and again in 1993, he was already familiar with the rugged terrain and blazing light.
In 1997 he collaborated with author Lyn Littlefield Hoopes (The Unbeatable Bread, Dial / Penguin) to create the children's picture book, Condor Magic (Benefactory), which was selected for the national literacy program "America Reads."
Their lyrical tale centers on the capture of the last few wild condors, how they were bred in captivity, and finally the successful release of the young birds north of the Grand Canyon. In a poetic yet unsentimental way, it also presents the inseparable relationship between man and creature so well perceived by Native cultures.
Inspired by this unique creature and stunning setting, the artist's themes have now been eloquently fused in an exciting exhibition of paintings and giclée prints.
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Praise for Condor Magic
About his work in Condor Magic, School Library Journal has called Peter C. Stone's intricately layered oil paintings "...dreamy..." and "...evocative..." Publishers Weekly has described them as "...sumptuous... Their impressionistic mood lifts the tale beyond the tactile into a nearly mystical realm: shadows of fingered feathers stretch across landscapes and clouds take on animal images..."
Written by Lyn Littlefield Hoopes / Paintings by Peter C. Stone
ISBN 1-882728-95-5 / 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" / 32 pages
ISBN 1-882728-96-3 / 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" / 32 Pages
Published by The Benefactory, Inc.