Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bugs = Embossing + Debossing

beauty is in the eye of the beholder RAISE

Debossing Design
Detail of Debossing
Trust Oneself Bee
 Debossing Design
Detail of Debossing
Law + Order Beeltes
Embossing Design
 Embossing Detail
Sand and Stone Cricket
 Embossing Design
 Detail of Embossing
 All About Me Cicadas
 Debossing Design
Detail of Debossing

This summer my family and I went on a lecture & walking tour with the
self-made Naturalist & Entomologist, Paul Keim, through Prospect Park's
Long Meadow after sunset in search of winged nocturnal creatures.

We saw and heard bats catching dragon flies mid-air, cicadas metamorphosing
from the beetles hard shell to the insect itself, and male katydids loudly
producing the sound, Katy did it, by rubbing their wings together (stridulitrum).
I shall never again look at Long Meadow as just a pretty, green lawn. 

The above are bugs I've recently painted collected at Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY,
by my children Faye, Martine & Niko.

Handbound Books

                            The hand-bound book, Shaker pots and pans. A series of six unique 
prints inspired by a family trip to the Shaker living museum
in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky.

The hand-bound book, Sweet. A series of seven unique prints illustrating the
relationship between my twin daughters, Faye & Martine.

Second color story for hand-bound book, Sweet.
My chop, Return to Return,  carved by master + teacher Kwok Kay Choey and my signature in running.