16x12 watercolor and pencil on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper
Illustration for the book Djoliba Crossing: Journeys into West African Music and Culture, depicting the style of houses common throughout much of West Africa. Simple though they may seem, these houses are remarkably efficient and ingenious structures — they simultaneously keep the driving rain out while venting the smoke from the fires that can be built inside.
I’m an artist, musician, and writer, and I get a lot of my inspiration from my adventures traveling to interesting places. I’m passionate about anthropology, which is to say, I want to understand the human experience and this thing that we call culture. My explorations into the diverse cultures of the world have inspired me to make artwork and music about the people and places I have seen. I’ve also written and illustrated a book about my time living in West Africa, where I studied traditional music styles over the past decade and a half.
At my core, I’m ...
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