Saturday, September 24, 2016

Two more sketches for the cover of a book of poems.

The author wasn't feeling it with the former two images, wanting instead a more figurative approach, which is aligned with the nature of his work. Since the poems are so much about the human condition, it makes sense to include figures engaged in some conflict in the imagery. I understand.

The poems are about loss, detachment and reconnecting with life through pursuit and observance of beauty. The imagery is derived from some of the more profound sections of the book.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Abstraction as illustration.

I was pretty pleased with this. In an unusual and highly appreciated affordance of artistic license, the client allowed me to work with abstraction in the cover image for the magazine. The reason was that the concept was terrifyingly complicated: the theme of the issue of this journal was meeting the challenge of engaging parents/families communities in school leadership, but with an added emphasis on how plans may often come together, only to be collectively reviewed and revised, and ultimately result in a successful outcome—a higher level of community involvement with greater numbers, less distance and unified direction.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cover Art.

"Bringing Transformative Family Engagement to Scale: Implementation Lessons from Federal i3 Grants"