Thursday, June 27, 2013
Growing A Community - Illustrations by JM Culver - Published Tomorrow!
This story about Bartholomew, his friends and his family planting the garden is illustrated by JM Culver. JM is a Twin City artist who currently is attending graduate school in Syracuse, New York. The working title of this story, when JM first received it, was Building a Community. I like that she created these wonderful hands at work for this story. Anyone who has spent time gardening or building community knows it takes work -- lots of work. For the interior pages I borrowed plant parts from this illustration.
Check out JM's work from the links on her bio-page. She does amazing paintings of figures that are imbued with feelings and associations. Here is a link to an interview she recently did for MN Originals. It is very insightful into her work.