Wave Pool gallery in Camp Washington asked me to design an uplifting poster to include in their Saturday food delivery boxes. When I was a kid I LOVED the Mad Magazine fold-in back page, the way the piece folds is an homage to that fold. I wanted to communicate important relationships that have been changed because of the pandemic. Close friends, classmates, and inter-generational family members have needed to put distance between one another, but what people do within that distance can be okay. Using the time to be creative and innovative and supportive of each other is the whole idea. This poster will be included in a set of signed limited edition prints packaged and sold by Wave Pool in the near future.
Being Safe and With Others During this Coronavirus Time is a 16-page illustrated booklet from a partnership between Finding Hope Consulting, LLC, Community Supports, Inc., and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Written by Mary Vicario, it is presented in a safety script format that is designed to comfort and educate safe practices around Covid-19. It was developed for centers serving people with disabilities in Ohio, but can benefit anyone, anywhere and we hope that it is distributed far and wide. Please download and print out and feel free to color into the black and white illustrations on the pages and also add your own drawings.
My hand is drawing in overdrive trying to temper increasing anxiety. And trying to relate to what everyone is experiencing right now. Worrying about my friends and family and Visionaries + Voices community. Here’s to getting back together in the studios as soon as we can!
I’m currently working with Wave Pool and Action Tank in designing a toolkit to educate and assist communities when developers come into their neighborhoods. So thrilled to art direct Courttney Cooper who illustrated the “game board” and all of the different elements with his remarkable artwork.