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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New Work

I had a rgood time last week working on this piece for a University of Minnesota publication, illustrating the short fiction winner, "Kalispel".
A rather dowdy gentleman is traveling from NYC to the West, falls ill in a small town of Kalispel, and takes up residence at the local hotel to recover. He becomes enamored with a local woman, who is also being swooned by a WWII pilot [the story is set in the '20's]. The pilot goes out everyday and skywrites messages to the woman, but she carries on with the NYC man. He convinces her to return to NYC with him, but the woman knows she will leave him and go back to the skywriter. He never really had her, and the small town and the skywriter were no match for him.


Debbie said...

Your illustration really tells the story well. Her attention is on the skywriter. Her hand behind her, holding on to her life there. The expression on her face shows where her interest is. You have a wonderful talent Katherine.
Thank you for sharing your work with us!

Zan Asha said...

This is such a wonderful piece of work!

thorngren said...

Very nice! It reminds me of Chagall's painting, "Birthday"
I hope you feel better.

coloredsock said...

nice one, girl! hope the work keeps rolling in. and congrats on your baby lambies! hope all is well. oh, and sounds like we had the same flu. ick-ie. hope you are better now. xo

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