Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Stars Align for Abe's Penny

Christopher Reiger
"Constellation (raven)"
Pen and sumi ink, gouache, and watercolor on Arches paper
11 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches

Four of my constellation drawings illustrate the latest Abe's Penny newsletter. What is Abe's Penny, you're wondering?
"Abe's Penny [is a] Micro-Magazine created by Anna and Tess Knoebel. Each issue is a series of four postcards featuring a narrative that unfolds in sequence, one part per week. The narrative is a combination of photographs and text, in the format of a traditional postcard. Collectible and temporal, the cards vary each month, with a different artist and writer collaborating on each issue."
Check out the Abe's Penny website for more information and a sampling of back issues.

Image credit: Christopher Reiger, 2009


Chris Rywalt said...

You know, for my review I couldn't find this constellation anywhere. Did you invent it or what?

Hungry Hyaena said...

Well, it's not "on the books," but I can trace it for you. Like looking at clouds, I find it more exciting to map my own constellations.

I hope that your Thanksgiving was great!

Chris Rywalt said...

Aha. So, real stars, your personal cosmography. That's actually great.