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Revealing one's identity

I recently illustrated this piece for Purdue Alumnus Magazine.  The story is about people feeling the need to hide parts of themselves.  This prevents them from performing as well as others in school and in life.  Purdue offers resources with its Identities Program to broaden awareness and make people feel more comfortable with their hidden identities.

for Purdue University

A question of dialect

With the many language groups and dialects spoken in China today, Mandarin rises to the front.  The challenge for this illustration was to convey the clashing of many smaller and differing dialects coming from the same place, but merging into a larger and more direct communication.

for The Economist magazine

Film and freedom

Despite censorship efforts on the part of their government, independent documentary films are coming out of China that shed light on its life and politics.  For The Economist magazine's Banyan column on Asian politics.

for The Economist

for Computerworld Magazine: Editor's Choice Awards 2016

It was great working with art director April Montgomery on a new cover and inside illustration for September's Computerworld.  The challenge was to show how data mining is being used by modern scientists in their real-world applications and discoveries.

Big data analytics and real-world results

Migrants and Poets

Migrants in Asia, lonely and struggling to provide for their families far away find solace in poetry. Some migrant poets are respected for the first time, being seen as intelligent, fellow humans by the host countries that often take advantage of migrants' willingness to labor in hard jobs that they themselves won't take,  even eyeing them with suspicion.  For The Economist magazine.

"Foreign Lives", for The Economist

"Open wounds", for The Economist

It was an interesting challenge to work with the subject of "conscience" for The Economist's Banyan current article about Indonesia coming to terms with a dark period in its past.  Public discussion had been taboo until now, but the government-condoned murders of over 500,000 people or more who sympathized with the communist party between 1965 and 1966 has now been brought out into the light.

"Open wounds"

Guns in the classroom

Here's something I recently created for The Chronicle of Higher  Education for an article about students carrying guns in Texas classrooms and on campus without anybody knowing about it.  

New art for Drawing Dreams - limited edition prints!

Derek May, director of the Drawing Dream Foundation requested prints of two of my latest images for their annual charity fundraiser on the charity buzz auction.  My prints are limited edition glicee prints on 30” x 24” watercolor paper with archival inks.  Drawing Dreams donates art supplies to children in hospitals in the US and Canada.

"No exit"

Gauguin man

New Illustrations for Northwestern University on Forbes site

I was commissioned by Rebekah Raleigh to illustrate a series of illustrations for Kellogg School of Management for the Forbes website.  The articles present ways that big companies can adapt to challenges that are posed by smaller, nimbler startups in the digital age. 

"4 Ways To Harness Digital Disruption".  How established companies can protect themselves from startup competition.

"Rules Of Engagement".  How big companies can work to attract and interact with startups as a way of creating an "ecosystem" that is mutually beneficial. 

The tracks of their tears

This piece was for the Economist's Banyan column, showing  tears being shed by remorseful politicians in Hong Kong when they lost their democratic right to vote for candidates for their leader.

"The tracks of their tears"  for The Economist Magazine

Here is another illustration for the Economist's Banyan Column about prejudice towards women in South Asia and the hardships they endure.

"Despite being a woman" for the Economist Magazine

Art commissioned for Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital

I was commissioned by Nancy Samotis to create a triptych of three large fine art prints for Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital in Connecticut, on the theme of "travel".  The images are 28" high x 40" wide, printed on Hahnemühle 100% cotton rag paper with archival inks.   The theme for the project is "travel". The healing plane became a motif.

Busy Winter

The last 3 months have been non-stop.  Here are some projects I worked on.

For The Economist, about a four-point plan for China

For The Chronicle Review, about the difficulties of a life as a writer.  "It's hard to avoid intertwining your work with notions of your value as a person. " - Rachel Toor 

For the publication: Forum for the Future.  This was originally a personal piece that the editor thought was a perfect fit for an article about a future question re: bioeconomy.

For Columbia University magazine, about progress in tracing the contacts of people who are carriers of ebola, in order to win the battle against the disease.