Tuesday, May 19, 2009
“Under A Red Sky” Book Jacket
Anyone familiar with my work can't help but notice the recurring frame motif. This is probably the influence of Joseph Cornell, one of my favorite artists since I can remember. I have been making these little frames from balsa and basswood ever since a brief stint working in an architectural supply store many years ago.
For this moving young adult memoir, Under A Red Sky—Memoir of a Childhood In Communist Romania, by Haya Leah Molnar, the author provided me with lots of great black and white photographs taken by her father, a cinematographer. A collage of weathered frames seemed like a natural solution.
Above is the finished artwork, below are two alternate comps presented.
CLIENT: FARRAR, STRAUS, & GIROUX
ART DIRECTOR: JAY COLVIN