Submission for the 10th International Art Competition for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This piece has been selected by the jury to be included in the show and was awarded a Merit Award. It will be on display during the October 2015 General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It's Never Too Late
"It's Never Too Late to Be Nice", children's book from New York Times Best-Selling Author Kerry Patterson and illustrated by HABBENINK. The story teaches us all that no matter what someone does to us, we can always choose to be nice.
Hello Kitty: Hello 40
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Hello Kitty", 40 artists were invited by Perfect Square to create a short comic for an anthology titled "Hello 40". My contribution was a three-page comic showing our favorite Kitty tumbling through a sugary dream with all her friends.
What do we think of God? Ask a person of faith and you’ll get a variety of answers, from animal gods with focused powers to no god or gods at all. While the virtue of belief can and has been debated eternally, my attempt here is to not to address whether those beliefs are valid, but simply to point out that who or what we believe in, by nature of the act of worship, is a reflection of our own desires and experiences. Imagine for yourselves what a supreme being would look like? Is he an old man with a flowing white beard? Is she a graceful queen with eyes of fire? Perhaps a multi-limbed elephant? Now, what are the attributes of this dominant figure? Maybe we feel that we’re under their condemnation, so we believe them to be forgiving. We could believe in vengance and thereby manifest of god of war and violence. There could be many gods, each taking on unique personality traits, so that we could pray to each them in specific times of need. Or are they rolled into one universal being who masters all attributes effectively?
This series of work is an attempt to demonstrate 7 different, yet similar, manifestions of deity. None of them are meant to represent any specific faith or system of belief. Rather I wanted to draw (literally) a correlation between god and disciple, showing that each worshiper was paying tribute to a god that followed their belief. While the worshiper would say their acts are a reflection of their god, the outside observer is able to see that it could just as easily be the other way around.
The ghost of Princess Leporidae is never without her clique.
A Safe Place
Personal promotional work created using ballpoint pen and watercolor pencil.
Dog Eat Dog
One of three posters created for the 2014 Utah Addy's Call for Entries campaign. The series was awarded multiple Gold and Silver awards at the AAF-UTAH SLC competition, becoming the most awarded campaign at the show. The campaign went on to win 7 awards at the Regional Addys competition, more awards than any other agency in the western United States. From there, the campaign won 4 National ADDY awards. Additionally, the series of posters was included in the 2016 Graphis Design Annual. Overall, the competition received a record number of entries.
"God Above" was written and illustrated for DrawMore Inc's 2010 Anthology, "Nobodies". The series debuted at Salt Lake City's Blonde Grizzle gallery and was released in book form at the New York Comic-Con