Illustration ’24

Moleskine notebook, 8.25 inches by 11.75 inches, October 2023.

“I sketch a lot in the mornings to get the creative juices flowing—it’s kind of like artistic jumping jacks. This one started with the self-portrait on the top left. I was thinking about all the beautiful birds and plants in Colombia and my indigenous roots in Quimbaya. At the bottom right is an artifact of the Quimbaya tribe called ‘The Jaguar.’ Lastly, my partner loves cranes, so I drew one, thinking of her.”