Friday, December 25, 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Faces of 2009

These are the faces of friends, strangers, heroes, and adversaries observed or imagined and recorded in my sketchbook during 2009.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Regrowing Community


This is for a symposium on community & gardening in the wonderful city of New Orleans.  The event is sponsored by the good folks with the Renaissance Project & the Downtown Neighborhood Market Consortium

If you're in New Orleans, visit the Upper 9th Ward Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 1-4 at Frederick Douglass High School on St. Claude.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some things.


Visual identity for a local embroiderer.

Graphic for new series on the book of Judges at Manchester Creek Community Church.

Visual identity for a student group in Brooklyn, New York.

It's my first logo to be printed on sunglasses!

Visual identity for local church.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Devastating Majesty


Poster for new series from RUF at Winthrop.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Clifftop & Cameron


These are a few jam session sketches from the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia.


Cameron, who posed for our first Monday night portrait session.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Go Summer Project!

Here are some drawings for Campus Crusade for Christ's Summer Projects. College students have opportunities to participate in projects in many locations around the world. I spent two summers living in Manhattan making art with other students with this program.

Back in Carolina

I caught this group, Elonzo, at our town pub recently. Check them out. I'm glad to live in a town where bands like this live.

This was my kitchen in New Orleans. I found a soda bottle crate at the amazing junk store on Dauphine Street and made a spice rack out of it. My window looked out on the 8th Ward neighborhood. I do miss it.

I drew Eve and her boys on Mother's Day.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Drawings & Paintings Exhibition


May 9th is the opening reception of my Artist-in-Residence exhibition. I'll be showing works made during my last 8 months in New Orleans. Come on out if you're in town.

Opening May 9
6:00 - 9:00 PM

May 9 - June 6
Hours:
Weekdays 9-5
Saturdays 12-5

St. Roch Community Church
1738 St. Roch Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(St. Roch & N. Roman St.)

Part of St. Claude Arts District 2nd Saturdays

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Fridays On the Roch!


A poster for a monthly music & food event on my street in the 8th Ward. The building pictured here is the historic St. Roch Seafood Market, which is slated to be restored and reopened in the coming year or two.

Thanks to Greta at the Renaissance Project for a fun assignment!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sketchbook update

The Governor Nicholls Street Wharf
Jan Villarrubia, playwright of Turning of the Bones
I suspected by the looks of this lady that she must be (or must have been) a dancer. It was true!


Essayist Joan Didion, who recently gave a reading at Tulane.

The guy standing is Glen David Andrews, a fantastic New Orleans jazz/gospel performer. Go see him at D.B.A. on Frenchmen St. any Monday night!
Leroy Scott delivering a sermon

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

St. Roch Neighborhood


This drawing is for various collateral promoting our summer camp and other activities in the neighborhood.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The Musical Secrets of Olden Times Revived!


This is the album cover for my friends the Mason Jar Drinkers. They are preservationists of String Band music from the early 20th century. We've tried to keep their visual identity as period-accurate as possible. The upper left is the South Carolina flag, and the upper right is the snake from the Revolutionary era Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag.


This banner-bearing chick was inspired by an engraving Hunter found in an old farmer's catalog in a library, which he painstakingly copied by hand in order to show me what he was looking for.

This is the CD, which was made to look like a 78 RPM record label. I believe Hunter also saw the word "Vigor" in a farmer's catalog advertisement, and decided it would make a good record label. 041428 is a reference to the date that South Carolina musicians Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley recorded together.

some recent faces


Some New Orleanians

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

IAM Encounter sketches

Some sketches from my weekend in New York at the International Arts Movement conference, "Art In Action."

IAM founder Makoto Fujimura reading from his new anthology, Refractions.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Illustrator extraordinaire Yuko Shimizu, who gave an excellent lecture on drawing.

Arts advocate and director of IAM Nashville, John Farkas.

Writer and founding editor of Curator magazine, Alissa Wilkinson.

Sam Andreades, pastor at the Village Church in Greenwich Village.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Her Lamp Does Not Go Out


This is Miss April, one of my neighbors. The text is from Proverbs 31

Also - I recently talked with International Arts Movement about my work and how the organization has been of great benefit to me as a young artist. You can listen to it here.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rock Dove Love


Happy Valentines Day to all! I saw these two through my kitchen window this morning.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

From the Sketchbook


Some friends at a book group.


Dr. Francis Collins, former director of the Human Genome Project. I caught his lecture at Tulane University.


My friend Michael Wong, who was featured in a recent film.


Reggie, a community organizer


Dave


J.B.