|Newsletter Issue #18, November 2012|
I'm thrilled to announce a project that has been in the works for two years
is finally live! "Appeals for Art" is a collaboration with artist
colleague, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. We've compiled our personal experiences
regarding art donations to create a web site and document with
guidelines for requesting and making donations. Our goal
for this project is to empower both artists and charitable organizations
to create mutually beneficial relationships.
A Beetle Goes to London
A very interesting project
Earlier this year, I received an e-mail from Jasmina Cibic, a Slovenian artist. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, but after some e-mail discussions with her, I decided to get on board. What she had proposed was part of a very interesting and unique art installation.
Her request of me was to contribute an illustration of an endangered beetle with
a very unfortunate scientific name: Anophthalmus hitleri.
She had been in touch with a number of other illustrators
and she was asking us to draw our interpretation of this
beetle without doing any research on it. Our drawings were
to be based on our knowledge of beetles, scientific nomenclature,
whatever information she provided and nothing else.
Thank you for your interest in my work and your support!