Saturday, February 23, 2008

Illustration Friday - Multiple

Joseph Beuys was one of the most interesting figures in the art world in the late 20th century. He helped to change the definition of what a visual artist is. Among his works were many objects called multiples, editions of the same object, many made of fat, lead, copper and felt. So here is a multiple portrait of Beuys with one of his multiples, the felt suit

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Illustration Friday - Theory

Conspiracy Theories. There are many about the murders of Tupac and Biggie and based on the war of words that preceded the killings there was a woman involved. 3 oil pastel drawings combined digitally

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Illustration Friday - Choose

We all have to choose between good and evil. Having just finished the Harry Potter series this seemed a logical choice for the subject. The Buddha and the witch are copied from wall paintings in monasteries in Bhutan

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Illustration Friday - Blanket

one of my favourite old drawings is this quick pencil sketch I did of my then 5 year old daughter asleep in the early morning while we were on vacation. At the same time I wrote and illustrated a little children's book for her about a mouse and his various animal friends (how original was that?) and here they have spread out a blanket for a celebratory picnic and party. The mashup of the two seems to fit the topic. Frightening to think that my daughter is turning 30 this year.