In the winter of 2014 I attended an artist and author party. Writers and visual artists competed for each other's attention in five minute talks modeled after "speed dating". The strategy was to pair up with individuals for future collaborations. As a result, I met many talented people, in particular a Si-fi author from Highland Park, Illinois. I had already come to the conclusion that science fiction is science reality and so I extended my talents for this collaboration. I conceived of these photographic illustrations for the first chapter of his novel. I cut paper into the desired characters and staged them in dioramas before snapping the photos. It was very fun and the outcome bears an interesting connection with my chimerical insect paintings. If you are interested in illustration work for your literature, please contact me for discussion and complimentary sketches.





















































































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