Stuck at Home (together)
Behind the Artwork
I was lucky enough to go to a Quaker school in Pennsylvania for 13 years when I was a kid. Their motto was ‘Turn to the light’. I always loved that saying. The community also said, ‘We are holding you in the light’ when someone was in trouble or need.
I know we are all in trouble and in need right now and… I know that shadows can only exist when there is light. All of my friends and family make so much light for me and I hope to turn to it, and share it as much as I can.
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About the Artist
Aaron Meshon illustrates and designs for magazines, advertisements, children’s products, murals, food trucks and books that can be found all over the world.
Aaron’s first children’s book: Take Me Out To The Yakyu was on the New York Times top 100 of 2013 and received 4 starred reviews. Aaron has also written and illustrated Tools Rule! , The Best Days Are Dog Days, Delivery and Now That I’m Here. Aaron recently illustrated Tomorrow Is Waiting written by Kiley Frank.
Aaron teaches illustration at The School of Visual Arts and has also been a guest illustration lecturer at RISD, MICA, UArts, SVA, FIT and NHIA . Someday Aaron would like to sell his products from a small sweet potato truck in rural Japan.
Currently Aaron lives with his wife, son and their French Bulldog, Chubu in Brooklyn, New York. Aaron’s website is: www.aaronmeshon.com
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