About the Artist:
As I travel the world over, having lived in Andalucía, Spain, for the last 3 1/2 years, I have been able to get a glimmer to understand this ancient place and how cultures have integrated for thousands of years. It is this story that I aim to share, from a children's point of view. Hence, I have discovered a joy within cultures and people of Andalucía, that I offer in the form of Children’s Stories and illustrations.
I grew up in New York—in the 70’s—a period that is the most fascinating for me as an artist. It was a time when mankind was able to exchange culture and artistry and re-form as a society. I recall sitting in the United Nations General Assembly, listening with the headphones to the world’s problems, through the means of various interpreteurs. This exchange of language and ideas occurred as a result of the International and technological advances, which has continued to this day, and has only become more available.
As a society, I am compelled to study how culture and people change through the process of re-tooling! And it is this process of re-tooling whereby— we change! For me, as an artist, the challenge is of remembering and integration of past and present which informs how I create in order to give meaning to children from all walks of life.
Tres Amigos Producciones (TAP)Tres Amigos Producciones is a small In-House Publishing Company designed to promote and advance a multi-language environment. It came about due to my own journey to learn the language of Spanish. While living in Andalusia, I came to observe children and their natural capacity to learn languages. To them it is play! I then became fascinated with the idea of multicultural storytelling as a means to encourage language development, both for children and adults. As a result, Tres Amigos Producciones has developed various children’s stories in a series of translations - including Spanish, French, Hebrew, and more.
Tres Amigos Producciones and it’s many In-House Publications, looks at how language is the common ground that can transform our world on a daily basis through technology. Today, the internet has expanded our ability to have international communications; and TAP offers short stores for children that makes this communication skill—both accessible and fun.
I hope you enjoy Tres Amigos Producciones.