"The Moon and the Monkeys" by James McCarthy

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Colored pencils. Unpublished children’s book illustration.


childrens books, monkeys, sunflowers

My theme is Surrealism and the Landscape. I like to create spontaneous organic imagery (‘biomorphism’) but depicting the landscape and seasons is important to me, as well.

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  • jmcJMC
    jmcJMCalmost 5 years ago

    fare out man,,

  • James McCarthy
    James McCarthyalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks. I did this drawing in the mid-90’s. It is one of several drawings I did for my nieces, who were little at the time. The ideas were basically theirs. For instance, they suggested bears having a picnic, a dog and cat getting married, etc. This one was a bit tougher. They wanted me to do a drawing with monkeys and sunflowers in it.

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