Editorial illustration for "Ties that Bind," an essay in theTexas Observerabout an unlikely relationship between a mother from El Paso and a mother from the dangerous Ciudad Juárez. The essay is available to read here.
Thanks to Art Director Kate Iltis at EmDashfor the opportunity.
One hot summer's day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch. "Just the thing to quench my thirst," quoth he. Drawing back a few paces, he took a run and a jump, and just missed the bunch. Turning round again with a One, Two, Three, he jumped up, but with no greater success. Again and again he tried after the tempting morsel, but at last had to give it up, and walked away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour." -Aesop
I had the pleasure of completing a commissioned portrait of Stifler, a Red Fox lab who lived to be 13 years old. He was described to me as a sweet, good natured dog who liked to climb under people’s legs as if never realized how big he grew. Stifler was well loved and treasured. His owner was known for standing in line for hours to get Stifler a BBQ birthday meal from Austin’s beloved Franklin’s.
Send me a note if you are interested in a commissioned pet portrait.
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
Editorial illustration inspired by an article for the Texas Observer, "The Burden of Proof." The article tells the story of a man who may or may not have committed a murder and his tangled experience with the criminal justice system.
A new paper experiment that turned into a little kingfisher. The Kingfisher gets it's latin name, Alcedines, from Alcyone. She was a greek mythological figure who married Ceyx, the son of the morning star and together they called one another Zeus and Hera. Naturally Zeus and Hera didn't appreciate this so Zeus struck Ceyx dead with a thunderbolt and in response Alcyone through herself into the sea out of grief. Later, out of compassion, Zeus and Hera decided to change them into the first pair of kingfishers.
Ayutthaya, former capitol of Thailand, was overrun by the Burmese in 1767 and several statues of Buddha lost their heads during the conflicts. This Buddha head fell near a banyan tree which eventually grew around it. It has been said that Buddha sat beneath a banyan tree for 7 years in order to reach enlightenment.