Texan/American Noah Norrid is inspired by the illustrations of natural history. Infused with surrealism’s familiar juxtapositions, each work represents a narrative that seeks to tell a compelling or whimsical tale of human and universal truth. These visual narratives are very much rooted in the genre of fable in that he works within the natural world in order to comment on the human one.
He works predominantly in watercolor and gouache in keeping with the traditions of natural history illustration of the past. In working in large formats, he’s able to include details that help give additional textures and highlight symbolic relationships that he finds essential in the narrative process.