|Artist Bio Statement: "Born in Pasadena California, Christopher Carroll graduated in Art from the University of California, Berkeley. He has produced art for the fashion industry, illustrations for magazines and other media, written and illustrated books, and has also worked for an international company based in Paris, producing prints and patterns for textiles."
By Christopher Carroll
Berkeley, California: Christopher Carroll, . One-of-a-Kind.
BUGS 1: 22" x 12.5"; 15 leaves. 12 original drawings in gel pen, acrylic paint and cut paper. Title page and colophon page handwritten by the artist. One free end leaf at beginning. Fabriano Tiziano nero paper. Original drawings for endpapers. Bound in silk dupioni over boards executed by John DeMerritt.
BUGS 2: 12.5" x 22"; 10 leaves. 7 original drawings in gel pen, acrylic paint and cut paper. Title page and colophon page handwritten by the artist. One free end leave at beginning. Fabriano Tiziano nero paper. Original drawings for endpapers. Bound in silk dupioni over boards executed by John DeMerritt.
Christopher Carroll: "BUGS is a collection of imaginary insects, elaborately drawn and highly detailed. Each illustration attempts to tell the story of a particular insect - ants from different colonies eyeing one another, walking on water in a lily pond, morphing into musical instruments to form an insect orchestra. There are even paparazzi bugs who take photos of starlet bugs. Because insects must camouflage themselves to survive the bugs take on the characteristics of their environment - they have legs which enable them to walk on snow, bodies like the flowers they live in. The coloring attempts to mimic the beautiful iridescence of beetles."
Christopher Carroll works in a wide variety of mediums – painting, pen and ink and cut paper. He uses all of these mediums to illustrate his bugs. This is a two volume series offered separately. Each volume with unique illustrations.
$7,000 BUGS 1 (landscape presentation)
$4,900 BUGS 2 (portrait presentation)
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