A TREE LIKE THE MOON
Rachel's and my book, A Tree Like the Moon, tells the story of Florida’s Paynes Prairie from the perspective of a watchful moon and a regal live oak tree. Peering through celestial and earthly views, we witness the Prairie’s birth and maturation. Over the millennia, different plants, animals and humans take root in the Prairie, bringing much change. The tree and moon empathize with the Prairie and one another during troubles and leaps of hope. To get a book with these illustrations and Rachel's writing contact me.
OUT AND ABOUT
The Out and About art book consists of sketches taken from life, but bursts with florid, unrealistic colors that recal Oompa Loompas, exploding steel and apocalyptic wall paper. When making each spread, I thought about how Van Gough painted The Night Cafe.
GHOST SHARKS AND GILBERTO
Gilberto and Ghost Sharks populate dusky, rural landscapes - typically retreats - with white sheet wraiths and lost aquatic souls. Even these lonely, supposedly empty landscapes are haunted by disquieting pasts: bone-white bedclothes terrorize Gilberto’s grey countryside while Ghost Sharks ponders Florida’s limestone origins and possibly watery future. Entities benign as the moon and night sky (which rains sulfur in Gilberto) press onto these lands’ troubles.
SYMETRIES IDEA BOOK
The Symetries Idea Book contains drawings of fossils and dioramas housed at the Florida Museum of Natural History along with cartoons of Mark Wallinger and cambrian animals like the anomalocaris. The blue, black and white color palette references blueprints.
The Slide-Lipped-Slinger is a zine written by a creature named Sab'do Glucose. Sab'do is from an alternate dimension called the Whitelands, which is not a globe but two intersecting planes. Sab'do continues his journalistic tendancies with this new periodical, and in it, tells Earth readers about himself, his mentor Socio and his world.