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Pop-up: Elizabeth Haidle

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm PST
1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

Elizabeth Haidle, illustrator of the graphic novel I, Parrot, demonstrates live drawing in the Portland Art Museum galleries.

Haidle is paired with Light Painting by Mary Corse; found in the Modern and Contemporary Art Wing, floor 2, gallery 218. Please reference the Portland Art Museum Map to find this location.


Daphne is willing to risk everything to get her son back. Surreal, funny and deeply affecting, I, Parrot is the tale of mother, a son, forty-two endangered parrots, and a fierce search for redemption and a “freer world.”

When Daphne loses custody of her son, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get him back―even if it means enlisting the help of the wayward love of her life, a trio of housepainters, a flock of passenger pigeons, a landlady from hell, a super-sized bag of mite-killing powder, and more parrots than she knows what to do with. 

I, Parrot, by acclaimed author Deb Olin Unferth with stunning illustrations by artist Elizabeth Haidle, dips into the surreal with poignancy and humor. In this riveting, funny, and tragic graphic novel, Daphne must risk everything. Her quest is ultimately a tale about civilization’s decline, the heartbreak of extinction, and the redemption found in individual revolution.

Elizabeth Haidle

Elizabeth Haidle is a freelance artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the creative director and regular contributor at Illustoria magazine, while writing and illustrating a nonfiction graphic novel series and raising her teenage son. Her most recent work is I, Parrot, written by Deb Olin Unferth, for which she provided illustrations.
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