August Riedel, Judith (1840) (detail)
A new piece I created for Julia Rothman’s upcoming book The Who, the What and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Accomplices of History, (Chronicle).
I was assigned Maurice Sendak’s brother Jack, a writer, collaborator and extremely important figure in Maurice’s life. I can really relate to those magical, safe spaces siblings create together. My own sister has been such a big source of inspiration, I quite literally don’t know who I would be without her.
BIG thanks to Julia for asking me to be a part of this project. I am so excited to see all of the amazing contributions come together! I am already so WOW’d by my friend Jensine’s piece.
Posters and other occasional pieces make up a very small part of my picture-making but, paradoxically, I have a disproportionate affection for these easy images. Why ‘easy?’ They came easy. They were painted in rare moments of relaxation. Often, they were the happy summing up of conglomerate emotions and ideas that had previously been distilled into picture books and theatrical productions. Simply, they were fun to do.
The Black Sea at Night - Ivan Aivazovsky, 1879.
(971) Animated pink moray eel
I went back home this Thanksgiving break and found these postcards I drew over summer. I was planning on sending them to friends but never got around to drawing enough, and now it’s winter ; ;
Black Obsidian skull. The skull is 5.3 inches long from front to back, it has a moveable jaw, and all the teeth are made of Australia opal.
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925)
Absolutely exquisite portraits! He just makes drawing look so effortless…