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.
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.
I've just completed a series of large fine art prints commissioned by the Yale New Haven Health program using textured, abstract figures to depict motion, for their hospital hallways. We wanted to convey a positive, uplifting feeling while expressing the power and beauty of the human body in motion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to Nancy Samotis for commissioning two large glicee prints for the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. The art is designated for the Center for Musculoskeletal Care. The theme was "motion".
Many thanks to editors, Robert Klantin and John O'Reilly for featuring fifteen of my illustrations in a new book by Gestalten publishers on contemporary illustration, titled "Illusive". All of my selected images were created for the Economist's "Banyan" column, dealing with the topic of Asian politics.
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.
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.
Here is another illustration for the Economist's Banyan Column about prejudice towards women in South Asia and the hardships they endure.
The illustration I created for this week's Banyan is about the many Rohingya refugees and other migrants fleeing Myanmar for safe haven who are stranded at sea, packed tightly on small boats with dwindling supplies. They are often victims of violent criminals and corrupt smuggling networks, and they are being pushed away from shore to shore. This week's article talks about the callousness of the neighboring nations whose beaches they seek. Specifically the article censures ASEAN, an organization that holds conventions for human rights, while turning a cold shoulder to these people who need help.
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.
The last 3 months have been non-stop. Here are some projects I worked on.
Two of my large fine art prints are being auctioned for the Drawing Dream Foundation's annual charity fundraiser. Drawing Dreams donates art supplies to children in over 50 hospitals in the US and Canada.
Thanks to the judges for choosing my work to be included in the brand new edition of Lurzer's "200 Best Illustrators Worldwide". I was especially happy to have had two of my personal pieces selected for this publication.
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.
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.
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?
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.