Illustration for the upcoming annual Boo! Bash celebration at Facets.
Boo! Bash is a multi-layered event for families and children, featuring costume competitions, carnival festivities, film screenings, and so on. It takes place in October.
I really enjoyed working on something so playful and for such an incredible place!
Facets is a Chicago-based media arts organization, providing education, conservation, and screenings of independent and international films.
Excited to have my illustration in the just published, “The Monster Gasped, OMG!”, an anthology of children’s authored stories about monsters. I got to illustrate the story “Lonely Boy”, by Beyrali Santiago (age 11), about a time-traveling vampire warewolf boy >:)
Published by 826CHI, an amazing Chicago-based non-profit center helping students with writing and tutoring (an initiative founded by author Dave Eggers).
The Chicago Tribune also published an article about the project.
New illustrations for Lurie Garden’s Annual Plant Sale event.
I re-created some of the plants that will be at the sale, using a mix of hand drawing, texture and collage elements. Had a lot of fun with this.
Lurie Garden is a non-profit urban sustainable gardening project located in Millennium Park. It is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful space in the heart of downtown Chicago.
The view from the garden facing the Art Institute…
I was approached by pan y rosas discos to design the album cover for Rosalind Hall and Ada Rave’s new improvisational album, a trail, a texture. Pan y Rosas Discos (pyr), is a Chicago-based netlabel that focuses on experimentalal/noise/improvisational music and sound.
The cover is a composition of an ink drawing imposed on a monoprint, with addition of type.
learn more about pyr’s release of the album – http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/pyr158-rosalind-hall-ada-rave-a-trail-a-texture/
Here is a quick stop-motion film I made screen printing the piece at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the Blue Moon Artist Series…
I have some exciting news!
My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:
Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q
The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!
Check out some of the process from creating the print…
shaghayegh (red poppy) fields, Damavand
lamb and tomatoes
mosque and beautiful tile detail (above), Esfahan
Photos from recent trip to Iran. More to come..
view from the hotel at dawn, Tehran
Teatr-e Shahr (Tehran City Theater)
hike in Darband village
bazaar, Tajrish neighborhood, old Tehran
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.
I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.
The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)