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Framingframingframingframing @rabbitisland

Framingframingframingframing @rabbitisland

Ill be showing the first few pages of my Rabbit Island book in Marquette, MI at the Devos Museum as part of a larger exhibit showcasing the residents over the past few years. If you’re in the area, check it out! I’ll be posting more once the show is up.

Ill be showing the first few pages of my Rabbit Island book in Marquette, MI at the Devos Museum as part of a larger exhibit showcasing the residents over the past few years. If you’re in the area, check it out! I’ll be posting more once the show is up.

CharlotteXCSullivan  inspired island style peek

CharlotteXCSullivan inspired island style peek

Just a peek @rabbitisland

Just a peek @rabbitisland

The long awaited 3rd edition of Uppercase Magazine’s Directory of Illustration, Work/Life 3,  is here! I had the opportunity to be included in the most recent edition of Work/Life, featuring a piece created from the assignment given to me by Uppercase. The piece was a reflection using words and text of my experience on the artists residency, Cabin Time, that had a hand in creating the balanced life I attempt to maintain today. Here’s a bit about the book, which you can learn more about and purchase on the Uppercase site: 

With the third edition of the UPPERCASE directory of illustration, we are pushing the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition’s theme is “An Illustrated Life” in which we explore the ups and downs of illustration and what it takes to stay creative 24/7. Each participant offers their unique take on this theme and have created an original illustration based on a bespoke assignment specific to their interests and story given to them by UPPERCASE editor Janine Vangool. 

Unlike awards annuals or traditional illustration directories, our publication is personal. One hundred artists from around the world were individually interviewed about their creative focus and artistic technique as well as their inspirations and aspirations. Additional imagery (sketchbook pages, studio shots, inspirational objects) are integral to each participant’s spread, allowing the reader to take a peek into their entire working lives.

finally getting into my Rabbit Island pictures. More coming soon. 

finally getting into my Rabbit Island pictures. More coming soon. 

Meeting new people and starting new collaborations is one of the most exciting things I can think of, and these folks are no exception. I’ve recently been collaborating with the Collective Quarterly, a new publication started by the talented designer Jesse Lenz in collaboration with Seth Putnam and Jay Gullion. So looking forward to what comes out of this meeting of the minds. Be on the look out for it! Here’s a bit about it:
It follows select artists and artisans on a trip to the unseen hideaways that inspire them to craft uncommon goods. The camera lens brings into focus an often blurry creative process as they work alongside each other to discover truth, surprise and an aesthetic that delights. In these pages, you’ll find a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink and stories, all deeply rooted in the heritage and land around us. 
This journey hinges on a communion of likeminded creators. We are illustrators, photographers and writers.
 We are shirt-makers, boot-crafters and denim-cutters. We are bartenders, chefs and musicians.

Meeting new people and starting new collaborations is one of the most exciting things I can think of, and these folks are no exception. I’ve recently been collaborating with the Collective Quarterly, a new publication started by the talented designer Jesse Lenz in collaboration with Seth Putnam and Jay Gullion. So looking forward to what comes out of this meeting of the minds. Be on the look out for it! Here’s a bit about it:

It follows select artists and artisans on a trip to the unseen hideaways that inspire them to craft uncommon goods. The camera lens brings into focus an often blurry creative process as they work alongside each other to discover truth, surprise and an aesthetic that delights. In these pages, you’ll find a carefully edited selection of dry goods, art, music, food, drink and stories, all deeply rooted in the heritage and land around us. 

This journey hinges on a communion of likeminded creators. We are illustrators, photographers and writers.
 We are shirt-makers, boot-crafters and denim-cutters. We are bartenders, chefs and musicians.

gave my website a little cleaning up. have a look! pass it on!

gave my website a little cleaning up. have a look! pass it on!

currently working on a new map

currently working on a new map

Help!

This is the saddest!!! help these owls out. 

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Cabin-Time superfriends Breathe Owl Breathe got their tour van and all of their instruments stolen and pillaged while on tour on west coast America. While the van was recovered, it was totaled, and left an empty shell. All of their instruments, gear, computers, and clothes are at large in the Bay Area.

Please consider donating to help get them home to mighty Michigan.

DONATE

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Returning from an incredible month on Rabbit Island dipping into the numbing waters of Lake Superior and I feel so exhausted and excited and inspired and beat and thrilled to have been witness to this incredible project. The next few months will Bring with them bits and peeks of the arm filling project I am pursuing about this island. The excitement of it all will make it increasingly difficult to keep it a secret to keep an eye out. In addition I also have several new collaborations in the works that I cannot wait to share. New season, new projects, new pens to new paper, new friends, new inspirations, new with every sunrise. Can’t wait for every second of it.

Returning from an incredible month on Rabbit Island dipping into the numbing waters of Lake Superior and I feel so exhausted and excited and inspired and beat and thrilled to have been witness to this incredible project. The next few months will Bring with them bits and peeks of the arm filling project I am pursuing about this island. The excitement of it all will make it increasingly difficult to keep it a secret to keep an eye out. In addition I also have several new collaborations in the works that I cannot wait to share. New season, new projects, new pens to new paper, new friends, new inspirations, new with every sunrise. Can’t wait for every second of it.

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Here are a few photos from the residency I am currently on with my cousin, collaborator, and brilliant conservation biologist Eva Dwyer. For more check the instagram @lucyengelman & @evadwyer & @rabbitisland. And last but not least, here’s a bit about us and our project:

Along with being collaborators, we are cousins from different sides of the country with very different strengths and a mutual passion for exploring and responding to the environments we have the chance to walk, swim, and climb through. During our stay on Rabbit Island, we hope to create a cohesive collaboration between science and art through the conservation efforts of creating guides and similar documentation of evidence of the islands carefully observed landscapes and its inhabitants.

Our project consists of many different aspects that will organically influence each other, much like our collaboration as scientist and artist. While on the island, we plan to identify birds and fish first and foremost and document their nesting habits, territorial traits, as well as any other identifying factors that present themselves. If the timeline allows, we hope to identify various elements of the vegetation as well including native plants, fungi, and trees.

In addition, after this fieldwork is complete and we have walked the 1.81 circumference of the island (overgrowth permitting), I plan to fabricate an illustrated map of the island to be included in the guide.

There will also potentially be several culinary residents on the island at the same time. The idea of additionally documenting edible plants of the island for the guide appeals to me as well and will add another element of collaboration, science - art - food.

The majority of this fabrication will take place in the following months so the project will be complete for the Devos Museum exhibition in the fall. Our main goal on the island is to do as much site specific data gathering as possible so we can collect a generous index of visual and sensory references to ultimately create a finished guide and map. My hope is that in creating this guide and map that blends together the artistic interpretation of illustration with the meticulous evidence of science, Rabbit Island can serve as an example of promoting conservation through collaborative understanding and representation of place.

Hi all! I haven’t posted in ages because I’m currently the artist in residence on an island on Lake Superior making a giant field guide project for three weeks. So if you’re still interested in seeing what I’m up to, follow me on instagram @lucyengelman

Hi all! I haven’t posted in ages because I’m currently the artist in residence on an island on Lake Superior making a giant field guide project for three weeks. So if you’re still interested in seeing what I’m up to, follow me on instagram @lucyengelman

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—- i drew this super awesome bitters apothecary style witchcraft hippy brew image for a mag a few days ago that i’m super pumped about. hope you like it :)

—- i drew this super awesome bitters apothecary style witchcraft hippy brew image for a mag a few days ago that i’m super pumped about. hope you like it :)

Working some bitters

Working some bitters