At the beginning of the year, I had the great pleasure to team up with the Frist Center in Nashville to create a "Choose Your Own Adventure"-styled book to accompany their exhibit ROME: City & Empire.
The brainchild of curator Ginny Soenksen and with design by Phil El Rassi, "Fortune & Glory" offers a branching narrative and context to lead the viewer across time and dozens of artifacts in the gallery space. As the protagonist, our museum-goer steps into Rome in the role of merchant, soldier, or revolutionary, charting a fate that ends in acclaim or death.
For my part, I illustrated 20 images, including the cover, in a limited palette that evoked both art of the era and mid-century American prints on the subject.
The exhibit is up now and here are some examples: