Tuesday, September 3, 2019

King Edward VII of England


On a recent visit to my local recycling center, I came across a mysterious book, Esoteric Astrology, which was published in 1912. It was filled with strange diagrams, as well as astrological charts of notable people.  Here’s a portrait of the former King of England, Edward VII, drawn on his birth chart. More to come soon!

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Georges Sand


On a recent visit to my local recycling center, I came across a mysterious book, Esoteric Astrology, which was published in 1912. It was filled with strange diagrams, as well as astrological charts of notable people.  Here’s a portrait of French novelist, Georges Sand, drawn on her birth chart. More to come soon!

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An Egypt Travelogue


As an struggling artist, I rarely have the budget to travel across my state, let alone travel the world. With a lean wallet, I must satisfy my wanderlust  through spiritual means, as opposed to physical means.  I utilize maps as canvases in order explore other cultures. Here’s  an imaginary travelog I created on a map of Egypt, incorporating animals, antiquities, and artifacts. I hope you enjoy it! And, If you don’t have the financial means to travel, I hope you can find a spiritual path to experience what other cultures offer! 

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The Sphinx

Egyptian hyena and woman

Egyptian Aardvark

Egyptian artifact




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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Poolside


A ballpoint pen, a sketchbook, and my local community pool. 08-18-19

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Harriet Tubman


I’m thrilled to be included in an group show of Protest Art at TSL (Time and Space Limited) in Hudson, NY, Aug 31st - Sept 29th. Our country’s morally bankrupt  leadership may have taken Harriet Tubman’s face off the $20 bill, but her contributions are forever woven into the fabric of America. This piece is graphite on fabric, 22 in by 30 in. The opening is August 31st, 7-9 PM. Hope to see ya there!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Harvard Colloquy

Here's a portrait for Harvard's Colloquy Magazine. It accompanies an interview with Emilio Kouri,  professor and chair of the history dept. at the University of Chicago (as well as a Harvard graduate). In this conversation, he discusses the social and economic history of rural Mexico, and how it was impacted by the Mexican Revolution.

Special thanks to art director, Morgan Jordan, for affording me such a special opportunity. I am obsessed with incorporating my drawings into maps, and was thrilled to apply this approach to an illustration assignment. With access to thousands of copyright-free maps, I can create artwork in this style for your illustration needs.




 Below are some of the sketches submitted for this assignment:


Trust Your Fastball


This illustration for Harvard Magazine accompanies an essay by Chad Oldfather. In 1987, he moved from his small town in Minnesota to attend this hallowed ivy-league institution. Overwhelmed by this daunting new setting, he had to learn how to overcome his feelings of intimidation. As a fan of the Minnesota Twins, Chad found inspiration in an unlikely source: an article about a new pitcher on the team, Willie Banks. He identified with the struggles of this player, and learned (metaphorically speaking) that he just needed to trust throwing his fastball again. In other words, he needed to take chances, let it rip, and let the chips fall where they may. This approach helped propel Chad through a solid college experience, law school, and a successful career in legal academia.
My own daughter, who just graduated from college, is about to embark on her first big job opportunity in Cambridge, MA, and will live a few blocks from Harvard. I will share this essay with her, as a reminder to throw her fastball when need be!

Below are sketches I submitted:


A special thanks to art director, Jennifer Carling, for this inspiring assignment.