Monday, May 07, 2012

Sea to Shining Sea...

David Saylor, from Scholastic, contacted me to be a part of a collaborative children's book that follows the song America the Beautiful. 15 artists were asked to do one spread, each given a stanza of the song along with a famous presidential quotation. 

My image is the closing to the book and the final stanza, ...from sea to shining sea. Also on the page is George H.W. Bush's famous quote This is America, a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.

Other artists in the book include Raul Colon, Mary GrandPre (of Harry Potter Fame) Jon J. Muth and many others. Really fun to be included in this round up. Won't be out till next year, but don't worry, I'll remind you to buy it in bulk when it comes out.

Detail of ladder kids...

...and Lady Liberty. 

My two sketches, using the imagery of seas and starry skies. 

Spot art of the Capitol Building

The final art in place on the page. 


cagedwisdom said...

The George bush quote was written by one of my favorites Peggy Noonan. She should really get the credit. Well done on your piece of the pie

John Hendrix said...

Didn't realize that... thought it was from a SOTU address, but I guess he was quoting? She deserves royalties.