The Naturalism of Illustrator Logan Schmitt

 

Illustrator Logan Schmitt renders wildlife with care and respect. There is a naturalist’s approach to his subjects — whatever innate beauty there is to a sockeye salmon, Schmitt will capture it, alongside the gnarled snout and tense red muscles of the spawning male.

Schmitt’s work plays like a nature documentary, deferential to the subject. Most do not see the common opossum or toad as sublime creatures, but he takes the time to consider their place in the world. He is not focused on the exotic but the everyday creatures of our world — Schmitt’s screenprints are meditations of the animals that hide in nooks of the forest and creeks that line the country.

 

'North American Icons - Sockeye Salmon' by Logan Schmitt

‘North American Icons – Sockeye Salmon’ by Logan Schmitt

 

'Opossum' by Logan Schmitt

‘Opossum’ by Logan Schmitt

 

'Wildwood Toad' by Logan Schmitt

‘Wildwood Toad’ by Logan Schmitt

 

'North American Icons - American Aligator' by Logan Schmitt

‘North American Icons – American Aligator’ by Logan Schmitt

 

'Trout' by Logan Schmitt

‘Trout’ by Logan Schmitt

 

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