Archive for October, 2010

Diego Rivera: His World and Ours

October 12, 2010

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This is a sneak peek at my upcoming picturebook “Diego Rivera: His World and Ours” I am the author and illustrator of it. It is going to be published by Abrams and will be available next spring.

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The first part of the book is a biography of the great muralist.

But then the book asks what would Diego paint today? For instance, “Would he paint our craze for monsters and creatures of outer space as he painted the god Quetzalcoatl and the feathered serpent?”

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What I admire the most about Rivera is that he looked back at the art of ancient Mexico and combined it with the art of the modern era.


In my work I attempt to do something similar. I look back to that ancient art also, but I try to combine it with the tools of the digital era.


October 12, 2010

These are a series of illustrations I did for NIOSH, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. They will be displayed in brochures at the Mexican Consulate to inform immigrants about safety measures in the work place.

In the first illustration I tried showing a hardworking immigrant family looking for a better future. I tried flipping this border sign image.


border sign


The second one is about the risks of injuries while working in jobs such as construction when the adequate safety measures are not provided.


roofer, rufero


The third one is about the dangers of toxic chemicals in the workplace.


cleaning lady