In the summer of 2020 Rachael Hammerlein asked if I wanted to work on a project to acknowledge a community partnership between The Fresh Market and Wave Pool gallery. We went into the store and met employees, asked about the work they do and photographed them. I then made this series of illustrations that were displayed where customers checked out. After the exhibition, people in the artwork were able to bring home an original portrait of themselves.
I’m proud of the outcome of this project, and if someone that is seeing this needs an illustrated series of people in a company or organization for a brochure or annual report—please contact me— I’d be happy to work with you.
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 is included in a set of signed limited edition prints packaged and sold by Wave Pool.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have banned hugs in the V+V studios and substituted them with elbow bumps!