Thursday, April 30, 2009

Picture Book Art

You can see this original illustration at the Brooklyn Central Library Youth Wing 10 Grand Army Plaza until June 13, 2009. FREE to the public.

The illustration is from A CITY IS, a collection of poems by Brooklyn's first poet laureate, Norman Rosten, published by Henry Holt and Company in 2004. I painted my truth having grown up in New York City absorbing it's colors and shapes; it felt great to release the vibrant energy, to paint my most cherished city with some new colors. Norman Rosten was also from Brooklyn, he lived right across the street from me. A great person to be encouraged by. His poems taught me to aim for the best in my art and with my visions.

Image: Copyright 2004 Melanie Hope Greenberg

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