A visual essay on the problem of homelessness in Portland, Oregon's historic old town.
The concentration of homeless is the cause of the "Right 2 Dream, Too" project, which is located in a vacant lot just inside the entrance of Portland's China Town. The "Right 2 Dream, Too" project is a nonprofit organization that allows homeless individuals to find shelter and to abstain from drugs and alcohol. As well, it is a way in which homeless individuals can re-enter into steady employment and conventional housing.
However, the "Right 2 Dream, Too" remains to be an eyesore to tourists and the concentration of homeless within China Town has caused much unrest in the surrounding business owners. For more information, visit the Right 2 Dream, Too blog.
Full-page Illustration for St. Anthony's Messenger. Short story about a boy who finds inspiration in the perseverance of sculptors working on Mt. Rushmore when Jefferson's face had to be redone.
Visual commentary on Hostess' bankruptcy and auction in 2012
Illustration for Render Magazine's blog reel. Article on the science and relativity of taste and sound.
Portland Critters Map
Illustrative map for the Willamette Weekly. Article points out remarkable sightings of critters throughout the city.
Visual Commentary on the state of American space exploration.
Personal work to accompany autobiographical essay on childhood experience and the fear of being in enclosed spaces.
Big in Japan
Illustration for the Portland Monthly. Article about Portland culture becoming increasingly popularized in Japan.
The Great Dover Circus Shoot-Up
Illustration for the Delaware Today. Historical article describing the event of The Great Dover Circus Shoot-Up where local townsfolk laid gunfire on a traveling circus.
A whimsical series of landscapes altered as sweet treats.
Illustration for the Willamette Weekly. Article on Governor Kitzhaber's stand on local barges.
A personal illustration reimagining the classic story of 'Clifford the Big Red Dog.'