About the Book
Did you know that many breeds of farm animals are threatened with extinction? It 's true! The Rare Beasts project is a series of collages by Canadian visual artist Alyson Champ created with the style of medieval illuminated manuscripts in mind. Each collage - twenty in total - depicts a farm animal found on the Canadian Livestock Conservation list. All twenty full color collage-paintings are compiled in this book along with line drawings and a short history of each animal.