John Brown poster for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with art director Kevin Brimmer. Brown likened himself to Moses and wanted to liberate the slaves from their Southern slave owners. In Moses to the burning bush, I paralleled Brown to the burning cotton bush.
In my career, I have assumed a great deal of the viewer. I have assumed a visual intelligence and a collective curiosity. When illustration transcends its function and the commerce that instigates it, imagery has the potential to move the masses.
Illustration is oft defined as Illuminating Text. This definition can relegate the image as secondary to text and the artist as servant to the author. To be commissioned does not dismiss accountability. Illustration is art that must survive in spite of commerce and purpose.
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The original Edgar Cayce illustration was commissioned by Virginia Living Magazine and is being beautifully reproduced as a Limited (125) Edition Heritage Giclee on Photosmooth paper- signed, numbered and delivered with a certificate of authenticity from the printer.