by Richard E. Carter, drawings by Carolyn Kenney
While living in northern Illinois and Wisconsin, Carter began to feel the soul of the Earth and the exquisite divinity of Mother Nature. He shares his personal essays, beautifully illustrated by Carolyn Kenney, describing the alienation of humans from the very planet that sustains them. Cabin Fever is a heartfelt wake-up call to reconnect with that which provides the life of all things.
About the Authors
A trained geographer and former city planner in the Chicago metropolitan area, Richard Carter is an aviator, photographer, and poet whose intimate association with nature colors his every activity. Like earlier writer advocates Aldo Leopold and Loren Eiseley, his quiet, but urgent concern for and insights into nature are simple, yet sublimely stated.
Carolyn Kenney's artwork reflects a lifelong love of and involvement with art and the natural world. Her preferred subjects are the near and familiar-wild creatures, things, and places with which she has had a direct personal encounter. From exhibitions and graphics in Milwaukee's natural history and art museums, her career path has led to advertising art direction, a master's degree in business management, and, in 1986, forming a graphic design company. Her recent venture into nature illustrations has provided a joyful expression of her reconnection with the wild. She lives and works in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, with Ace the Wonder Cat, Founder/CEO of WonderCat Graphics.