Cover illustration for LOSS

Acrylic and color pencil on cold press board

Original size 11x17 1993 Alex Ledante

This is the cover for LOSS, which I painted after writing the short story by the same name. I enjoyed the minimal subject matter, especially the notion of a wingless bird to embody the concept of bereavement

You might've noticed another version on the splash page or as the illustration if you read the story. This is nothing to be concerned about, simply another instance of my inability to leave well enough alone. Whenever I realize that some old art can be improved upon, it takes more willpower than I generally possess to resist the siren's call...