"no.36: Conceptual Self Portrait. In the sky"
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"But in Germany, boy do they know how to sweeten the deal. Recently, French-born, Berlin-based artist Cyprien Gaillard built a pyramid out of 72,000 bottles of beer at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin and invited visitors to contribute in a key way: by getting bombed on it.” (fastcodesign.com) [March 2011]
This happened yesterday! A Beluga whale, drawn and inked by the wonderfully talented Mr. Rob Goodkind in Chicago. I got this for my mom, cause she used to sing me the “Baby Beluga” song when I was little. It’s not a memorial tattoo! My mom is doing fine, and I’ll show her this on Mother’s Day :D Hopefully she’ll like it. She usually digs my tattoos…this is my 8th tattoo.
Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.
One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.
Other Folio Society books I have illustrated:
Goblin Market and Selected Poems - Christina Rosetti
Irish Myths and Legends - Lady Gregory