BIG TEX SOCIAL DISTANCING COLORING BOOK PROJECT by Brian K. Jones
In response to the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dallas-based artist Brian K. Jones created this crowd-sourced animation project. Centering around Big Tex—the over-sized, animatronic greeter at the Texas State Fair that features prominently in Jone's work—Jones invited artists to create slides using his illustration as a base, then compiled them into a single animation. This was my first foray into animation, and it gave me a new appreciation for the art form, especially traditional, hand-rendered animation. Moreover, it was a fun distraction during a time of isolation.

"Big Tex Slide 04" 2020 | stick watercolor on printer paper​​​​​​​ | 11" x 8.5"

USPS ART PROJECT with Kate Csillagi and L. Renée Núñez
Launched in April of 2020, the USPS Art Project was created by Brooklyn-based artist Christina Massey to support the U.S. postal system during a budget crisis, which had the potential to jeopardize timely receipt of mail-in ballots in the upcoming election cycle. Artists paired up and created two collaborative works of art in which one artist created a base layer and their partner created the final layer. These were shared on social media to promote the project.
Background created by Kate Csillagi
Background created by Kate Csillagi
Final layer created by Lisa Rawlinson
Final layer created by Lisa Rawlinson
Background created by Lisa Rawlinson
Background created by Lisa Rawlinson
Final layer created by Kate Csillagi
Final layer created by Kate Csillagi
Background created by L. Renée Núñez
Background created by L. Renée Núñez
Final layer created by Lisa Rawlinson
Final layer created by Lisa Rawlinson
Background created by Lisa Rawlinson
Background created by Lisa Rawlinson
Final layer created by L. Renée Núñez
Final layer created by L. Renée Núñez
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