Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Zora Neale Hurston

Today Google honors the birthday of Zora Neale Hurston: http://zoranealehurston.com

I was given the honor of creating cover art for a biography of her and it was one of my favorite jobs as an illustrator. Many thanks to WH Freeman and art director Maria Epes.

In researching who she was, I read 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and was profoundly moved. It helped to inform how I would treat my illustration of her. 

Listen to Ruby Dee read an excerpt from the audio book of 'Their Eyes' here:

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