My quirky, illustrated version of “Alice” was recently published in China. So far, that’s new on the list of countries that have published editions: US/UK, France, Spain, Korea….and now China. So gratifying to see my work travel so much farther than I ever may.
I will share more about this soon. To be published in just a few months, Fall ‘19 by Princeton Architectural Press.
I took part in this quirky and fascinating project organized by author and illustration coordinator/curator Monica Monachesi and RiVolti - 100 Illustrators embroider on a photo of their face. It will debut in Bologna, and travel around various cities in Europe this year. I’m in with an incredible list of mainly European picture book illustrators - I’m a big fan of them all!
I am humbled to have been asked by stellar AD Sarah Williamson to take on a week’s worth of daily illustrations. The process is invigorating and exciting, to put it mildly! I LOVED the challenge, kind of have to run on adrenaline for each one, as time is just a few hours from sketches to final art. Below, a sketch from the process for a Venezuela story, and a print layout from AD Jim Datz, who was also so sharp and great to collaborate with. You’ll find more on the main Illustration page of this site.
So pleased to be included in Janine Vangool’s beautifully designed “Ephemera”. To be in company of Louise Fili (and many others) is kind of a mind-blower! If you love design and color, you’ll find this really inspiring!
I had the huge honor to be invited by Philadelphia University of the Arts to have a solo show of my original art, visit to meet with students, and give a talk to about a hundred students! It was deeply fulfilling on many levels, and I loved meeting the students and wonderful professors, especially dear Ralph Giguere, and Kevin Mercer, and many others.
I wrote and illustrated a picture book biography of American artist Ruth Asawa. You may never have heard of her. That’s ok, I know you will fall in love with her story and beautiful sculptures that are in the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, and other museums around the world. Her life intersected with brilliant figures like Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller and Josef Albers, just to name a few. Can’t wait to show you more. To be published by Princeton Architectural Press in Fall ‘19.
This piece for AD Sarah Williamson got in to the year end review, and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to work among such fantastic company.
Delighted to say that this piece was recognized by the award annual this year, for esteemed AD SooJin Buzelli. I owe her great thanks many times over now, and am eternally grateful for her vision and the collaboration.
More info to come, this show is a true honor. It will be up through February 2019. Thanks to Ralph Giguere for his extraordinary dedication and help in curating/hanging this show! I’ll visit with students this Winter.
I lead a workshop about combining an analog, handmade art process with the most cutting edge digital technology around with my pal Aksel Køie at The Future of StoryTelling event this Fall. (FoST) is a community from the worlds of media, technology, and communications who are exploring how storytelling is evolving in the digital age. It was held on the spectacular grounds of NYC’s Snug Harbor.
I am sincerely thrilled to have been asked to contribute art for The New York Times, in this case, a new area called NYTimes/Gender. The assignment was somewhat unusual in that there was no piece even written yet, so was given very simple direction to keep it on theme of female empowerment, and perhaps Spring/warm weather that had finally come to the city after a long Winter. You can see the finished piece on the Illustration page, but here is the original art, which I'm very pleased with.
About a year ago a very charismatic, enthusiastic and slightly mad genius named Aksel Kole contacted me about turning my version of "Alice" into a virtual reality project. Though I understood about 50% of what he proposed, I immediately trusted him and jumped on board. This Winter, I went to Denmark on his invitation and met the incredible team at StepIn Books. I also fell in love with the beautiful city of Copenhagen.
We will be working on this project over the next year, and likely beyond. The Danish Film Institute has approved funding for the first phase of this very ambitious and exciting venture that we are collaborating on for some time to come.
This all involves designers, artists, programmers and a great deal of work. Here they are doing something brilliant as I helpfully comment, "I love it".
I feel honored to call Tony Visconti a friend and neighbor for quite a few years now, and I am blatantly bragging to say that I got to join him as a VIP in the audience at his talk at the Brooklyn Museum for the "David Bowie Is" exhibition. Tony collaborated with Bowie and other celebrated rock artists of the last few decades, so, Google him and be awed by his talent and discography (as I am).
One of the very best assignments I ever had came to me this year from Fondazione San Zeno. I was fortunate to combine my Bologna Book Fair trip with meeting Alessandro and Damir, my collaborators in person. I also was so pleased to meet extraordinary and passionate librarian Anna Malgarise who gave me a tour of this historic library in Verona. There was an exhibit of my work here in the Spring, which was a huge honor. I spotted my calendar in one of the rooms of the library, which was a thrill.
Delighted that I finally got to the Bologna Book Fair! This year was my first visit. So inspiring, I’ll definitely return again. More pix to come.Read More