Ed Emberley tribute mural at Cambridge Public Library

Ed Emberley tribute mural at Cambridge Public Library

This was a special one for me, as Cambridge Public Library is my family’s local library and one of my daughter’s favorite places. Ed Emberley himself fell in love with books as a kid at this library back in the 1930s, so it has a very full-circle feeling for me. Watching the librarians interact and help kids and parents for the two weeks of this project was such a pleasure.

Ed Emberley tribute mural at Cambridge Public Library

Ed Emberley tribute mural at Cambridge Public Library

Detail image - I chose to highlight Ed’s famous Drawing Book series for this project because of their nature as a literacy tool for drawing. Ed’s ‘alphabet’ of shapes can be endlessly combined and recombined to create most anything.

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Along with a lot of other people, I helped Roger Gastman put together this enormous show.

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Gordon Matta-Clark subway graffiti photos, 1973

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Beyond the Streets, Los Angeles

Boris Tellegen / DELTA, Kenny Scharf, Guerrilla Girls

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Welcome text with various hand-painted elements I did

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Mural I painted based on Ed’s Drawing Book of Faces

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Ed Emberley, Better You Than Me, Akron Art Museum 2017

Wall Writers, MCA Denver

Wall Writers, MCA Denver

Helped Roger Gastman out on this one….

Wall Writers, MCA Denver

Wall Writers, MCA Denver

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Curated this retrospective of Ed’s work and painted all the wall elements, etc.

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Hand-painted mural of a 1968 poster image Ed made

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Kahbahblooom: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, Worcester Art Museum, 2016

Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Los Angeles, 2010

Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Los Angeles, 2010

Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Los Angeles, 2010

Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Los Angeles, 2010