Illustrations from The Heart of the Imaginero

Young Rosa watches her father work in his taller.

In creating the illustrations for the Heart of the Imaginero: Little Wood Carver story-on-video and its forthcoming picture book version, El Milagro de los Azucenas, the tradition of wood carving served as the inspiration. Using the form of the retablo (painted scenes on wood panels) and enhanced with carved details and dimensional details such as tin milagro charms, the story comes to life through the craft itself. Below are a few examples from the project.

Young Rosa watches her father work in his taller.
Young Rosa watches her father work in his taller.
Eduardito and his cat Raymond share a special moment.
Eduardito and his cat Raymond share a special moment.
Doña Rosa tells how she became an imaginera.
Doña Rosa tells how she became an imaginera.

 

 

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