tony buckland creates minimalist portraits in birds of minnesota series
all images courtesy of tony buckland




tony buckland of minneapolis based mono distills feathered friends to their bare minimum in the ‘birds of minnesota’ series. the illustrative collection includes over two dozen birds all found within the northern state. defining characteristics of each are reduced as much as possible, but always retain their corresponding creature’s essential identity. 

tony buckland birds minnesota series
scarlet tanager

purple finch 

american redstart

tony buckland birds minnesota series
northern cardinal

red-breasted nuthatch

yellow-headed blackbird

baltimore oriole 

black-billed magpie

tony buckland birds minnesota series
red-winged blackbird

american goldfinch 

tony buckland birds minnesota series
indigo bunting



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