Most wildlife artists struggle with trying to make the subjects of their paintings look alive. Not Joani Braun. She prefers to depict them dead, just the way she finds them along the side of highways in the vicinity of her home in northern Michigan, the victims of collisions with fast-moving vehicles.
As described here
, Ms. Braun’s collection of 50 roadkill
portraits includes grouse, a red fox, skunks, squirrels, turkeys, "and numerous other pretty little dead things." This just goes to prove that beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder.