Sumi ink and brush, Photoshop
14 x 19 cm (folded)

Awarded Honorable Mention in the Book category for the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles ILW 56, and Gerakbudaya Readers' Choice Award for Best Cover Design.

Pleased to have illustrated the wraparound cover for Gerakbudaya's edition of 'A Life Beyond Boundaries', the memoir by Benedict Anderson. He wrote 'Imagined Communities', probably the most widely read text on nationalism, and his life's work demonstrates the inseparability of politics and scholarship. The concept of an insular frog beneath a coconut shell comes from a Malay proverb ("katak di bawah tempurung") and is used in the book.


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Process

For GB's blog, I wrote a brief walkthrough of how this was made .

Portraits

Commissioned and self-directed.