Thursday, February 21, 2008

la quinceañera

For a poster for the SFMOMA artists gallery's upcoming 15th annual warehouse sale.
It's a yearly event - art half off (imagine an art piranha feed, it's pretty exciting)
I'm also doing the T-shirt and card

click on any image to see large
acrylic on panel

from wikipedia..

The Quinceañera or Quince Años (sometimes represented XV Años, meaning "fifteen years") is, in some Spanish-speaking regions of the Americas, a young woman's celebration of her fifteenth birthday, which is commemorated in a unique and different way from her other birthdays.

Besides referring to the actual festivities, the word is also used to refer to the young woman whose 15th birthday is being celebrated (analogous to the word cumpleañera for "birthday girl").

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

illustration friday - blanket

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first posting to illustration friday
(sorry for the double post on I.F., just now figuring this out).

This weeks theme....

This is a illustration I did for
"the remembering stone"
farrar, straus, giroux.

Always loved this image, the delight
of the slow descent of the blanket, and the little momentary
cave it makes.

Monday, February 04, 2008

start spreading the news......

I want(ed) to be a part of it!


Ok, none of my pieces were picked for the new yorker competition.
But....gary got TWO pieces selected, including one we collaborated on.

Not only that, but our piece is one of eight picked to actually be in this week's print edition of the New Yorker.
whoo hoo!

gary's piece
blowing bubbles - the new yorker

(very exciting, there is also an interview with art director francoise mouly, she mentions gary's bubble piece at about 8.18 minutes in.)

here is the piece we did together
the springfieldian- the new yorker

(here is the original idea)

you can see all the winners here
new yorker online