Friday, January 18, 2008


I love illustration. I love making an idea, a moment, visible. I love the intersection of thought, word and picture. Why the tension between illustration and art? One painting teacher I had used "illustrative" as a pejorative term. Why? Something about the work not standing on its own. But that's one of the thrills, for me: when art points just behind you, or over your shoulder, and makes you turn around and look.

So today's inspiration is warmth to offset the chilly rain outside. Go to Illustration Friday, and check out the work of Gina Triplett:

(Don't miss the hand-painted Converse sneakers half-way down the page.) No, not serious ART but nourishing in its ownway.

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