Beginning his studies at H.B Beal Secondary School and Mount Allison University, and later returning to teach at H.B Beal, Ron Milton has created a diverse portfolio using a vast range of mediums and genres. His major themes surround nature and the celebration of animal’s functionality within its ecosystem. The featured piece, Marabou Stark, is an excellent display of Milton’s style and intent. The Marabou Stark, native to Sub Saharan Africa, is found on the list of top ten ugly birds on the Mother Nature Network; however, this piece draws attention to the importance of the marabou stork for the ecosystem; as a scavenger bird it aids in disease control. The use of pencil crayons in this piece displays the artist’s versatile use of mediums and what can be accomplished with them. Much of Milton’s work takes ordinary objects and transforms them into symbols that create a deeper more complex narrative.