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.

a new cover for The Economist

Thanks to Economist art director Graham James for asking me to collaborate with him on a striking cover idea that he had showing China's controlling hand in the upcoming Hong Kong elections.

August cover for CIO magazine

CIO art director Terri Haas, requested something warm and colorful for the month of August for this illustration showing the connection between analytics and big profits. 

for the Chronicle Review...

Do today's techno-saavy college graduates have the ability to use their internet skills for serious research and in-depth analysis in a demanding job market ?  Or are they lacking the research skills to navigate the deluge of available information and to wrestle in depth with original source materials?

for the Chronicle Review...

art for art's sake

 UK editor Emma Cocker liked the idea of an image that she saw on my website's art gallery section for their July/August cover.   Resurgence & Ecologist is a beautiful magazine, with inspiring stories, articles and art.  I feel privileged to have my work in there. 


Emma also included another fine art piece that I had created earlier, inside the magazine.