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Leo Yerxa is a Canadian visual artist and writer. As an illustrator of children's picture books he won the Governor General's Award in 2006. He lived in Ottawa, Ontario, then. He died on September 1, 2017. Yerxa was born in 1947 on the Little Eagle Reserve, Couchiching First Nation, in northwestern Ontario. He studied graphic arts at Algonquin College (Ottawa), and fine arts at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario).
Yerxa's ode to transformation is spare and philosophical, which makes reaching the target audience of five to eight a challenge, although certainly not insurmountable. Even the illustrations, impressive paper collages of deeply saturated color, supported by small and delicate watercolors, have a measure of abstraction that early readers might find perplexing. Thanks, then, to the voyagers. Surrounded by ghostly trees and wintry innuendos, their familiarity anchors this world of flux-a touch of continuity threading its way through the mysteries of nature, taking out much of the sting
Through lyrical words and a masterful collage technique, Leo Yerxa has created an exquisite and poetic evocation of this moment
Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall" takes us on a dreamlike voyage into nature at that secret moment when fall turns into winter. We find ourselves in a kind of paradise, which humans may be part of but which they have not despoiled. A Native father and son lead us through forests, down rivers, over lakes and ponds. Along the way we experience the primordial beauty of the physical world. Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall takes us on a dreamlike voyage into nature at that secret moment when fall turns into winter.
Exquisite collage work from artist-author Leo Yerxa. com User, February 23, 2003. This is a creation, years in the making. The story of a child and father in that soft moment as fall lets go to winter. Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall" offers up exquisite collage illustrations by Leo Yerxa. These consist of tissue paper dyed with acrylics, inks, and watercolors and help tell the story of a parent and child who travel through forests, down rivers, over lakes and ponds as they experience the primordial beauty of the world through which they are passing. One senses that the author has let go as well. Beautiful in it's tenderness.
Description: The book has been signed on the title page by the author, illustrator. This is nature as we all feel in our hearts it must once have been
An Indian parent and child move through the forest and over a pond as nature passes from fall to winter.
Are you sure you want to remove Last leaf first snowflake to fall from your list? Last leaf first snowflake to fall. 1st American ed. by Leo Yerxa. Published 1994 by Orchard Books in New York. An Indian parent and child move through the forest and over a pond as nature passes from fall to winter.
Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall
Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall. I believe these books also tell us a more-than-truth - while I won’t pretend to feel cheery about our planet’s future, these stories remind me that my family, and our relationship with the Earth, are stronger than fear. I would like to acknowledge that the land on which I write and live is also the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Nations, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai.
Leo Yerxa, an artist of Ojibway ancestry, brings us this visionary, beautiful art book in which . Leo Yerxa was born on the Little Eagle Reserve in northern Ontario.
Leo Yerxa, an artist of Ojibway ancestry, brings us this visionary, beautiful art book in which he celebrates wild horses and the natural world in which they lived in harmony. Using an extraordinary technique he makes paper look like leather so that his illustrations seem to be painted on leather shirts. His first book, Last Leaf, First Snowflake to Fall, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award. He is also the author of another highly acclaimed picture book, A Fish Tale. He lives in Ottawa, ON.