My work is a union of words and images. I am telling stories about wildlife and our relationship to it. For me it’s essentially a kind of cartographic endeavor: how to translate something nearly too large to see and comprehend, meanwhile completely around us, into something that makes sense in our daily lives. I use the beauty of letters, the peculiarities of names and the shorthand of pictographs to suggest a new perspective on what is either taken for granted or overlooked.

I work on a wide variety of projects, from architectural scale drawings and murals, illustration, art for clothing and t-shirts, patterns, drawings for web applications, imagery for cards, bags and books, maps and developing content for campaigns.

To talk over an idea contact me at elkpen@gmail.com.

Visit www.elkology.com to see my ongoing project about wildlife and the urban environment.