Photo: Anne Sisco

Photo: Anne Sisco

I'm an artist, naturalist of a kind, draw-er of things, based in New Haven.

I’ve drawn more than 1,200 species of animals, from hundreds of birds misquoting hip-hop lyrics to the birds of North Africa speaking French and English, to the documentation of hedgehogs in unexpected circumstances. These large series of small drawings are a natural history experiment and homage to the life around us. They consider the ways in which language and architecture bridge human culture and the natural world. More recently, I’ve been interested in what simple objects can say in text and image. 

My drawings and installations have been shown in solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Paris, and featured in publications such as Cabinet, Flaunt, McSweeney's, and The Awl. My illustrated books include The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes and Of Lamb.

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