Wings by Carolyn Shattuck


The migrating monarch was added to the “red list“ of threatened species and categorized as “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Scientists blame the population decline on habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide and herbicide use.

I am very concerned about endangered species mainly due to habitat loss and poaching caused by humans. This is my voice to bring awareness of this critical problem.

Artist Bio

The artist was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She trained as a nurse and worked in Psychiatry and Public Health. When she moved to the United States in 1971, she began her art career. While living in New Hampshire her husband was drafted into the Vietnam war. She and her husband spent three years in Okinawa where she developed an appreciation for Japanese prints. Several years later, she completed her studies by graduating from Bard College with an M.F.A in Painting. She organized an exhibition with three artists called, “A Country of Souls”. The purpose of the traveling show was to develop an awareness of the mystery of death and dying issues. The discovery of the intriguing folk art images ,of the Puritans, by visiting New England cemeteries generated a lifelong vocabulary, which has threaded itself throughout her work in Book Arts and Works on Paper.

During the last eight years she has developed a body of sculptural Artists books that address Endangered Species. Over sixty books have been collected by University Special Book Collections including The Smithsonian Museum. Carolyn lives in Vermont where she teaches and makes Books that relate to social and environmental issues.