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Visiting Artist Series: New Hampshire Institute of Art
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Headed to New Hampshire this Thursday with fellow Drawger Carl Wiens to do a couple of workshops and then a dual lecture the following day at the New Hampshire Institute of Art!

Thank you Jim Burke, we're excited to be there. 
(Looking forward to hanging out with a gang of Boston illustrators next weekend...!)

The lecture will be held at NHIA:

Friday, February 27th 2015
11:30am French Building

Nautilus: Walter Pitts
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"Walter Pitts was the first thinker to show how the brain is capable of processing information. Pitts saw more clearly than anyone before him the bridge between logic, mind, brain and machine: information. And he was the least likely character to do so. 
A child prodigy, a dropout, a homeless runaway, a poet and, eventually, a depressed alcoholic, Pitts was the invisible man behind the rise of artificial intelligence, theoretical neuroscience, and digital computing.
Interesting is the duality between being homeless and being recognized among well-known personalities of the academia, due to his important studies (he didn't even have a degree). Ultimately he would always find himself troubled and insecure." A great article written by Amanda Gefter.
Very excited to have worked with Len Small and Francesco Izzo at Nautilus Magazine."Walter Pitts was the first thinker to show how the brain is capable of processing information. Pitts saw more clearly than anyone before him the bridge between logic, mind, brain and machine: information. And he was the least likely character to do so. 
A child prodigy, a dropout, a homeless runaway, a poet and, eventually, a depressed alcoholic, Pitts was the invisible man behind the rise of artificial intelligence, theoretical neuroscience, and digital computing.
Interesting is the duality between being homeless and being recognized among well-known personalities of the academia, due to his important studies (he didn't even have a degree). Ultimately he would always find himself troubled and insecure." A great article written by Amanda Gefter.
Very excited to have worked with Len Small and Francesco Izzo at Nautilus Magazine.
"Walter Pitts was the first thinker to show how the brain is capable of processing information. Pitts saw more clearly than anyone before him the bridge between logic, mind, brain and machine: information. And he was the least likely character to do so.
A child prodigy, a dropout, a homeless runaway, a poet and, eventually, a depressed alcoholic, Pitts was the invisible man behind the rise of artificial intelligence, theoretical neuroscience, and digital computing.
Interesting is the duality between being homeless and being recognized among well-known personalities of the academia, due to his important studies (he didn't even have a degree). Ultimately he would always find himself troubled and insecure." A great article written by Amanda Gefter.
I wanted to show his isolation, his incredible mind and thought process, and potentially his destruction. In the idea that was chosen, I focused on his isolation and being in the centre of thought.
Very excited to have worked with Len Small and Francesco Izzo at Nautilus Magazine.


Mark, Hanna and Zoia
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Here's another recent private commission to illustrate a family... Mark, Hanna and their daughter Zoia! 
Acrylic and oil on wood, 16 x 20 inches.
Here are a couple of  close-up images of little Zoia's face while it was still in progress... Her face is about the size of a quarter.
This is where she began, kind of gooey, but was happy with what was happening...
This was right before I put a few little touches to add a bit o' sparkle and crispness.
Objects Have Stories
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"Animal In Aspic" locket within the poster, painted by Anita Kunz - poster design by Julia Breckenreid.
Here's the recent show I've pulled together, "Objects Have Stories". The work by the illustrators listed will be shown at MADE in Toronto for the month of December, with an opening on Friday, November 28th from 7 to 10pm.
All items are one of a kind. 
 
"Illustrators tell stories as no one else can, and Julia Breckenreid has assembled twenty-two top-tier Canadian illustrators to do just that. This award winning roster has created one or more original objects for you to peruse and consider."
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Carey Sookocheff  http://careysookocheff.com/about/ 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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