Briony Morrow-Cribbs creates finely detailed, aquatint etchings; illustrated and hand-bound small-edition books; sculpture; and mixed-media installations. She combines these arts in her current series which includes porcelain sculptural images of creatures and chimera from her imaginative fantasy world, using traditional techniques steeped in history. She then joins them within elaborate displays connecting furniture, glass, and found objects. In addition, Briony invents and writes a systematic taxonomy for her creatures.
As a printmaker, Morrow-Cribbs has shown both nationally and internationally. As an illustrator, Morrow-Cribbs launched her career with two New York Times Bestsellers: “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities” and “Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects” both written by Amy Stewart (published by Algonquin Books). Since then, Morrow-Cribbs has also illustrated a book of short stories titled “Unnatural Creatures” (edited by Neil Gaiman and Maria Dahvana Headley, published by HarperCollins) and created cover work for “The End of the Sentence” by Maria Dahvana Headley and Cat Howard (published by Subterranean Press).