It is through a quiet observation that most of my work comes to life. Introverted and imaginative, I spend my life in a state of observation and interpretation; I am mostly drawn to the colors of the fading day, the patterns and details presented in the natural world, the stories that come to life via melodies, harmonies and lyrics in my favorite music. I take interest in the darker side of things and find myself representing a personal and inner duality in my illustrations; I am intrigued by the complexity of our perceptions, decisions and motivations that make up the experience of life and my concepts are usually inspired by personal experiences. I don’t seek it out, I let the images come to me, and I capture the details using pen and paper. With my work, I hope to convey the emotions and beautiful details that make up my existence, and encourage the viewer to take a closer look within to appreciate their own.
March 2018: Pen and Ink exhibition, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL. Pieces shown: "King of Sorrow" and "Thief of Hearts" Juror: Kate Lewis
February 2017: "The Dangers of Living" a solo exhibition at Evolution Arts Collective showcasing the collection of photography and illustration that had come to define my current style.
September 2015-November 2016: Member and volunteer at Yellow Rose Gallery in Madison WI.
Bunny Attack, an illustrator based in Madison WI, has been creating stories with ink since 2012. Through the use of layers, stippling, and the impression of movement, she pulls you into the dramatic scenes her subjects are in the heart of. She began with Prismacolor pen, and in the past year has started working with a fountain pen and ink, diluting it accordingly to create even more depth within her work, and to also add some color. As her name might suggest, much of her inspiration comes from rabbits, but it also comes from the natural world as a whole. Her illustrations tell human stories, but also give us a reminder that animals may not be as different from us than we think. She frequently participates in group shows in Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.