Family Love

spot for Emory Alumni magazine.  An alumni author writes about the hardships and joys of caring for a child with down's syndrome.  The art director told me that when the author saw this she cried (in a good way).

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Helicopter Parents

full page for Westchester magazine about “Helicopter Parents” and how they hover over their children and the PTA

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Collapse is a non fiction book by Jared Diamond, the author of Guns,Germs, and Steel. Collapse is about the collapse of great civilizations like the Mayans, Easter Islanders, etc... there are something like 7 factors that seem to cause the downfall of societies. One that seemed to be uniform throughout was that they would cut down their trees, the soil would blow away and then they were f'd. The Easter islanders were a totally isolated island so they are the perfect study for collapse. The warlords kept trying to outdo each other by building bigger statues (Moai) using up the islands resources. The huge red rocks on top were supposed to be especially impressive. One sentence resonated with me was "What did the Easter Islander who cut down the last palm tree say while he was doing it?” His answer was something like when you're in there you don't realize it and you can't realize that you could be responsible for all this. The correlation between these past fallen societies and today are made, because we are making the same mistakes. It is great (but a depressing) read. One big thing i took away from this is, cut down all the trees and you're f'd.

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Sketchy in Paris and Madrid

Some pages from a hemp paper sketchbook where i sawed off about 25% of it so it was taller and skinner.  I like this wide format.  As you can see I haven't really had the time to take advantage this wide format that much and have just been using it as a regualar sketchbook

i mess up people all the time so i decided to really mess them up after the fact.  Sorry Hyun.

Sorry Zhu Ru

Some Cafe in St. Michel

Chihiro from Tokyo 

at Merci in Paris

at Le Sancerre with Jenni from Sweden and others on Mont Martre in Paris

Marco Pardo in Paris.  doesn't look like him.

Celine de Paris at Les Emporte Piéces.  Doesn't look like her at all.  Damn i need to get my sketching game back!!!

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