Caroline Barnes
Digital Prints
Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @bklineturkeys
Website: www.brooklineturkeys.com

Artist Statement

BrooklineTurkeys.com celebrates the Town of Brookline, Massachusetts and its freewheeling, fearless, feathered friends, aka our wild turkeys. Viewed by many as an invasive species, turkeys are actually native to this area and are simply returning home. But they haven’t exactly received a warm welcome, have they? Plenty of people fear them, distrust them, hate them. But does this stop the turkeys from living their turkascious lives? Heck, no. They continue to strut down the street, hold up traffic, block doors, and destroy mirrors. You’ve got to admit, that’s pure moxie. And perhaps this is why I so admire them.​

I’ve always been a big fan of travel posters from the 1920s and ’30s. This art form encouraged us to enjoy life, whether it be to ski, to swim, play tennis or drink a good beer. When I decided to create a series of travel posters portraying the town I love, it seemed only natural to feature my beloved turkeys. Would it be a serious project, with grandiosity and gravity? Of course not. Although turkeys are gracefully geometric and beautifully colored (in the right light), they’re still utterly absurd. And so, ultimately, the posters carry that same silliness.

Works are started as pencil sketches and imported into Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for complete rendering using an Apple Pencil and a Wacom Tablet.

For information about purchasing works, please email bklineturkeys@gmail.com.

Night At the Movies
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Enjoy Our Shopping
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Attack
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Ladies Day Out
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Dining Plein Air
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Afternoon Stroll
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Rise Up
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Snow Day
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

Staring
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

The Streets Are Ours
Digital Art printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper

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