Columns: urban wildlife

University of Washington researchers are conducting some very interesting research on the evolution of wildlife in urban settings. For example, spiders are getting bigger, fish are getting smaller and birds are getting more aggressive.

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Northwestern University

Northwestern University commissioned me to illustrate several essays in their alumni magazine. What was especially fun on this assignment was their openness to taking an entirely different approach on each image.

First was an essay about Northwestern alums doing interviews with college applicants to make the process more personal. I thought of this as the alums creating a sort of portrait of the applicant.1310a

Next was a piece about helping people with aphasia – inability to speak or understand speech as a result of a brain injury.1310b

 

This was a lighter essay about a lifetime love of running.

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and running as part of travel.1310d

The last story was about a student organization of veterans helping other veterans adjust to life at college after serving in active duty.1310e

 

Where have I been?

Hello to anyone wondering why I haven’t updated this blog in a while. It’s a long story but basically, along with my assignment work , I’ve been developing a few personal projects and other imagery which falls outside the focus you’ve seen here. I will post links to some of them in the future.

Meanwhile, I will spend the next several months updating you to some of the work I’ve done in the last year or so as well as new assignment work. So, take a look. I hope you enjoy. And, as always, let me know what you think.

 

Comfort Food (June): Lime Jello

Well, it’s officially summer and we’re all feeling lazy. So grab a box of Jello Brand Lime and maybe add a few marshmallows or apples to the mix (if you don’t have to drag yourself to the store). Don’t forget the whipped cream. It’s not that this stuff tastes that great but it does take me back to a comforting place in my childhood. Lowbrow in a good way.
I hope your summer is off to a great start.