Monday, March 17, 2014

Midnight Picnic On The Moon(2014)

Midnight Picnic On The Moon(2014) 
acryl gouache,canvas

the painting was based on this
ink drawing.

My Little Bones (2014)

My Little Bones(2014)
colored pencil,canvas

aoi kaze gallery

Aoi Kaze Gallery in Kyoto.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gallery Aoi Kaze,Kyoto,Japan (2014)

Two of my recent works will be shown 
at Gallery Aoi Kaze 3/4(tue)-3/9(sun)
in Kyoto,Japan.These were taken during the work in progress stage.


(midnight picnic on the moon 2014)

The above drawing was influenced by a drawing I did while working on the Bologna Picture book contest.  The small drawing that you can see next to the canvas was the original ink drawing.  I was curious to see how the image would look in a larger size, because it looks so detailed in the smaller size.  I wondered if it would have the same impact.

(my little bones 2014)

I had been experimenting with colored pencils on different materials. I liked the feeling and texture of drawing on canvas.  You have to really grind the pencil to color the canvas and it gave me an image of ancient art on stone walls.  I decided not to fill up the whole canvas as with the color panels I did in the past, and instead leave meandering shapes reaching outwards.  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Here Is Something Beautiful (etc.

this is a project i have been working for a while. 
it is about richard brautigan. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

untitled (2013)

untitled (2013)

testing my new idea

Monday, February 11, 2013

Vilde Chaya,Sendak(2013)

Vilde Chaya,Sendak(2013)
 200 x 200 mm/ 9 x 9in, ink,pen,acryl gouache,paper

I was invited to do the illustration for the exhibition, Tribute to Maurice Sendak (Illustrakids Monster Train 2013).It will held in Cagliari,Italy in this May 2013.The artists have to recreate the world of Sendak's characters using his or her own unique style. Recently, I listened  to his interview with Terry Gross from NPR.During the interview, he said the Monsters from "Where the Wild Things Are,"were based on his uncles,and aunts.This gave me the idea for the title,"Vilde Chaya,Sendak". "Vilde Chaya"means "wild things" in Yiddish.I was inspired  to create a monster that is Sendak himself.