Sneakers

To illustrate this poem full of rhythm and movement, I used a mixed technique on wood. First, I photographed various elements, like clotheslines, wool yarns, and drop cloth rugs. Afterwards, those pictures were edited and printed. Manually, I cut out all the pictures to paste onto the wood, with some elements and scenarios already painted on with acrylic paint. One of the drawings from this book was picked to participate in the 5th Annual Children’s Literature Illustration exhibition “Traçando Histórias (Tracing Stories)” in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 2006. In addition, the book was selected to be in the Catalogue from the “Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil (National Foundation for Children and Youth Books) – FNLIJ” for the 44th Bologna Fair – Italy, in 2007 (Poetry Category).

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