Hello and Welcome to Winged Willow Press!
My name is Sudie Rakusin. Winged Willow Press is my small independent publishing house that was established in 1998.
I am a visual artist, sculptor, illustrator for established authors such as Mary Daly, Carolyn Gage and Patricia Monaghan, and a children’s book author of the Dear Savannah Blue series. I am also the creator of the Unwind Time coloring app.
Being an animal activist and feminist, my artwork flows from what moves me: women, animals, the earth, color, pattern and light. My art represents the deep connection I feel with these elements. Through my artwork I create the world as I would like it to be, where harmony exists between animal and human and nature thrives. I create environments that are lush, rich with color and pattern. They are both strange and odd.
My drawings of women have graced the pages of feminist and Goddess literature for years. I believe my creations are the best part of me. Art is where I go for refuge, replenishing and how I pay homage to what sustains me. I currently reside in Hillsborough, NC., in the woods, on the edge of a meadow, with my dogs and gardens.
See more original art at www.sudierakusin.com