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#children’s book#Doro Globus#Rose Blake

‘I Am an Artist’ Takes Young Readers on a Colorful Journey Through Art Mediums

June 10, 2024

Grace Ebert

an illustration of an artist by a camera with an elaborate nature set in front of them. the text describes being a video artist

All images courtesy of David Zwirner Books, shared with permission

Starting in a vast complex of studios large and small, a new children’s book written by Doro Globus and illustrated by Rose Blake introduces readers to a cast of characters with myriad approaches to making art. There’s an artist who cuts and sews scraps of found fabrics, another who waxes poetic about an ocean-smoothed stone, and glassblowers who brave the heat of the kiln to shape supple vessels. Rendered in bold, bright colors, I Am an Artistasks “What is an artist and how do they work?”

Published by David Zwirner Books, the newly released title is the second collaboration between Globus and Blake and follows Making a Great Exhibition, which introduced readers to the more logistical side of an art career that, frankly, is mystifying for many adults. Pick up a copy on Bookshop.

an illustration of an artist with a child and another person looking at a bright colorblock quilt. the text describes being a textile artist

an illustration of of several artists with various objects, including a massive hot dog, costume, mosaic work, and jewelry

an illustration of artists in nature. the text describes being an environmental artist

an child reaches out to an artist while a dog jumps in the middle. text says "what is an artist and how do they work? why do they make things? can i be an aritst? let's find out more!"

an illustration of an artist painting a portrait of two people in front of them. the text describes being a portrait painter

an illustration of glassblowers in a glassblowing studio

a book cover with a child and a dog that reads "i am an artist"

#children’s book#Doro Globus#Rose Blake

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