As I’ve been hinting at, recently I had the opportunity to create some work for the incredibly beautiful work composed at RadioLab. It was truly an honor to collaborate with my favorite podcast—-one I turned to fresh out of school still hungry to learn that remained in my ear as I developed as an illustrator and provided endless dinnertime conversation. My family was definitely sick of hearing “on this podcast I listened to today…”. So to say it was exciting for me is an understatement. I created images for their web content for the most recent episode, illustrated their existing logo, and created the feature image for their podcast on itunes. I hope to work with them again real soon!
Today is a day that is very special to me. This earth has provided so much for me in so many forms from aiding in my deepest breaths of relief to the meditative calming caress of it’s light lakes breezes. And while I realize this day was originally created for political and consumer reasons, all holidays are what you choose for them to be—religious, hallmark, or otherwise. Today I choose this:
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on what my personal connection and drive is towards the pursuit of vegetarianism. I struggled at first to find that singular connection to the cause I have chosen to adopt. I have always felt very deeply towards animals of all kinds and I always will—-as I’m sure is very apparent in my work. But it is the environment that has really gotten through my darkest days. In reflecting, I realized what an incredible companion the outdoors have been to me. They’ve served as a calming agent, a voice of reason, a welcome distraction, pure flowing inspiration, and a pathway to deep breaths and true happiness in so many ways.
I could not get through my most challenging days without a walk outside or a seat in the grass. This earth has provided so much care for me without question. I cannot imagine a better way to give back than to return the unconditional respect through tending to our garden and wishing the best for its creatures. I realize my connection to vegetarianism is very directly environmental. That I love the environment with all of me and all that inhabit it. So take a walk! Plant your starters, sit on the front porch, and spend some time with the world around you today. I know I will be!
So happy to finally post these images! So much hard work has gone into this brand new publication and I could Not be more proud to be a part of it. If you’re around NYC, there will be a release party this thursday APRIL 10TH : Issue Ø. Drinks by@artintheage. Beers by @shinerbeer. And you’ll get a chance to see prints from the magazine and our exclusive collaborations with @faribaultmill@duluthpack & @fischerclothing. ITS A BEAUTY! go check it out :)