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animal myths

20 Feb

I’m still awaiting confirmation that my sketchbook project for 2013 has arrived safe and sound at the Brooklyn Art House Library, but I’m hopeful it will make it. I refuse to have another disappear in the post after the 2011 debacle. I hinted at what my project would consist of here; my Art House book was themed “Creatures” and upon its arrival last fall, I was reading a book by Warner Shedd called “Owls Aren’t Wise & Bats Aren’t Blind.” Although a naturalist, Shedd writes a very conversational book, proving wrong many of the fallacies society has created about the animal kingdom. Some of these myths I also had long believed to be true; even an avid animal lover like me was still duped by common misinformation! Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 11.48.38 AMNaturally this newly acquired knowledge had stuck with me, and it was impossible not to translate some of it to artwork. My sketchbook, titled Animal Myths, is a collection of black and white illustrations that feature some of the favorite fallacies I came across in this fantastic read written by Shedd. I hope you are both surprised by the information, and delighted by the illustrations. I used the original sketchbook pages and a black fine liner pen for the drawings. Covers were hand cut and bound with a grey suede leather. AnimalMyths1 AnimalMyths2 AnimalMyths3 AnimalMyths4 AnimalMyths5 AnimalMyths6 AnimalMyths7 AnimalMyths8 AnimalMyths9 AnimalMyths10 AnimalMyths11 AnimalMyths12 AnimalMyths13 AnimalMyths14 AnimalMyths15 AnimalMyths16And finally, a video of my sketchbook being read. (music by Grimes). Videos of my previous sketchbooks can be seen here and hereWant to see more of my Art House Co-op submissions?! SBP 2012 here,  SBP Limited Edition here, and a zine of my SBP 2011 here.  If you are lucky enough to visit one of the official exhibitions on tour soon, do take a picture of you holding my book in your pretty little paws. I’m thinking these new illustrations may be spawned into a zine like my other books, or perhaps even a new screenprint series? Please let me know your thoughts about Animal Myths; your feedback and comments mean a lot!

finishing touches

15 Jan

Screen Shot 2013-01-15 at 10.17.36 AMI’ve gotten a few messages from friends wondering if I am participating in Art House Co-op‘s Sketchbook Project 2013, and the answer is YES, I have just been sneakily and slowly working on it. Today is the day that sketchbooks need to be postmarked, and in classic procrastinator style, I am still putting the finishing touches on the book. I’ll share the completed book soon, but for now, the title “Animal Myths” and the photo above is all I’m going to reveal about my submission at the moment.  In the meantime, you are welcome to check out my previous submissions to this awesome non-profit art collective: Sketchbook Project 2011, Sketchbook Project 2012 & Limited Edition Sketchbook Project. Did you participate in the project? If so, share links to your project in the comments below.

a special project, published

21 Dec

Untitled-1 IMG_0791 IMG_0790IMG_0794 IMG_0793Being a part of the Limited Edition Sketchbook Project by the Art House Co-op at the start of this year came with many perks: I was inspired to create my most unique sketchbook submission so far, Christopher Jobson of Colossal instagramed my owl (which is now at over 900 likes!), my work was then selected by Jobson to be part of a small collection of 3,000 books for a traveling exhibition called A Landmark & A Mission, and, last but not least, a promised photo in a publication chronicling the project (which arrived yesterday)! I haven’t had the time to search through for any of my fellow sketchbooking friends, so if you are featured in volume 4 let me know! I love that the covers are hand screenprinted, and it is great to be part of such a wonderful collection of creatives, all while adding another publication line onto the CV. Looking forward to having a closer look at this book (along with a few others packed in my suitcase) come my Christmas holidays.