Released Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Snail Moss, by Jill Bliss.
15% of the sale of this print goes to American Forests.
A veritable Jill-of-all-trades, Jill Bliss and her artwork defy easy categorization. She is an imaginative illustrator and a capable and conscientious designer who works with eco-friendly materials and local businesses. She draws, paints, creates murals, and executes custom art and design commissions.
Jill’s creative output finds its inspiration in the intricate details of the natural world around her; plants, trees, animals, tide pools and forests, as well as in urban architectural forms. Her deceptively simple, nature-inspired style stems from her growing up in a do-it-yourself household surrounded by nature in Northern California, and then going to art school in New York [Parsons] and San Francisco [CCA].
Since 2001, Jill has been selling her artwork, stationery and fabric goods directly to fans online or via indie boutiques and art galleries around the world as well as working with Chronicle Books in San Francisco and i-Pop magnets in Seattle. Jill now calls Portland, Oregon home, and teaches in the graphic design department at Portland State University.
About the print:
These are snail moss from my anima series, an ongoing study of native Pacific Northwest animals and the ecosystems in which they live.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof.
What has inspired you recently?
Learning more about my adopted home, the Pacific Northwest, and how it's both similar and different to my native area, Northern California.
Why did you choose to pair American Forests with your print?
I paired my print with American Forests, because I love forests! And so do snails and moss!
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
I am constantly amazed and inspired to hear stories about how my own art has inspired others to learn more about the world around them, or to do their own creative work!
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
It would be fun to have a drink with Vera Neumann or Edith Heath!