Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Recent Work:“Cashay” Book Jacket Sketches
The impoverished housing projects of Chicago provide the backdrop for this middle-grade novel about about a teenage girl struggling to overcome the violent death of her younger sister and her mother’s spiraling drug addiction. I tried experimenting with layers of urban textures I photographed to set the tone. I like these sketches, but I am currently working on revised versions which focus on the girl’s face.
CLIENT: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
ART DIRECTOR: SHEILA SMALLWOOD