Gifts of Art presents Cakeasaurus: Scenes from a Picture Book
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.