Saturday, August 22, 2015

Exciting news, part two... "If Picasso Went to the Zoo"

Following up to "exciting news part 1,” I recently received my brand new copies of a book I helped illustrate along with 50 art teachers! If Picasso Went to the Zoo is a beautiful book that demonstrates how famous artists might see the animals in the zoo in their own unique way. Each teacher-illustrator selected an artist to emulate and a zoo animal to create in the artist's style. Mine is Calder's Camel, based on the sculptural works of one of my whimsical favorites, Alexander Calder. Find out more and get your own copy at - a great addition to any school library or classroom with science and poetry/language arts connections as well as art history. This is the second book in the "If Picasso" series and a few more are in the work, so stay tuned!

This is the final image that was published. Just for fun, the pics below show the process of designing and photographing the sculpture.


  1. Amazing! I can't wait to get a copy!

  2. This is awesome Hope! How did you get involved with the book? What an amazing creative experience! :) Love your sculpture! :)

  3. That is awesome!!!


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