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Imaginary Ornithology

October 15th, 2021

I’ve been drawing a lot of birds lately. Sacha has started down the rabbit hole — wrong metaphor of course — of birding and I’ve been riding her coattails, reading guide books and staring at colorful little beasts up in random trees with binoculars. Of course, the imagination wanders and I started drawing my own birds.

A few weeks ago I came across a call for entries for a show at Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles. I’m a fan of this gallery, as they specialize in animation art, illustration, and surrealism. A few colleagues show there, and I’ve thought about sending stuff in for a while. I feel like the pencil drawings I’ve been making over the last year are the first work I’ve done that would really fit into a place like this. They set a limit of six entries per artist, and I was sort of beside myself when I learned that all six of my birds were accepted.

The show is called Power in Numbers. It’s a one-night show, each piece is priced at $100, and everything is 5 x 7 inches. It’ll be up for one night, November 19, at Gallery Nucleus in LA.

Scribbling Monster Diary for Galison/Mudpuppy

July 2nd, 2009

Last year I made this cover design for Galison/Mudpuppy for a diary. I just received a box of these books and they are just terrific. Nice 6 x 4.24 inch hardcover with a little padlock and two keys. They tell me that the journals are out there and on the Galison website here.

Scribbling Monster Diary cover

Scribbling Monster Diary interior

Scribbling Monster Diary back cover

I also made a puzzle for Mudpuppy a while back, and I have another puzzle coming out this next winter. Stay tuned for that.

two little birds

June 14th, 2007

An extension of the previous sketchbook birds. These are two paintings in black & white on cardboard. The color is added later. It immediately reads to me as pages in a picture book. Now, for a story…

Birds of a Feather…

May 24th, 2007

I’ve had these birds on my mind lately and wanted to get them down. I might make something more out of them. A larger format flock.