Gifts of Art presents Cakeasaurus: Scenes from a Picture Book

Marian Short

Cakeasaurus Dreamt of Cake by Marian Short, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request. Cakeasaurus Dreamt of Cake by Marian Short, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.
One caffeinated afternoon in 2008, a monster appeared to Marian Short, bragging about his many cake thefts. He was arrogant, sugar-fueled and oddly appealing. Being a printmaker, Short began carving the tale into woodblocks. This picture book exhibit follows the confectionary exploits of Cakeasaurus, one cake-deprived town, and one little boy about to turn five. It also shows the evolution of a long-term project, with print variations and peeks into artistic process. Short is an Ann Arbor based artist and writer, whose work has appeared in local and national exhibitions.