"Invite everyone who cares to work on what's possible." Illustrated by Kali Ciesemier

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"I love being a part of the illustration community, and I think the art field particularly shows the benefits of being connected with other people. We're all working to be better artists and to make a living doing what we love. That in itself is a long, tough road, made tougher by competition and isolation. I find it inspiring that instead of opposing each other, we all help, commiserate with, and motivate one another. To me, the basic message of the quote is that when a small group of people is committed to a goal, nothing can stop them. This put me in mind of intrepid explorers working with one another to build something amazing! I decided to indulge my childhood love of secret places, which led to the idea of a floating hideaway that these explorers (and birds!) had helped build. Also, c'mon, who wouldn't want to climb up an impossibly tall ladder to plant a sky garden?! The background farm fields are a little homage to my family, some of whom still farm in Illinois, and I think the patchwork the collected fields create fits with the theme of diverse forces combining to form something larger. I work digitally using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop from start to finish-- sketching in B&W, then creating a color sketch, then refining the drawing until finish and adding texture." -Kali

Kali Ciesemier (Kali sounds like "Cali" and Ciesemier rhymes with "Cease-fire") is a freelance illustrator based in New York with a love of color and the fantastic. She taught illustration from 2009-2013 at her alma mater, the Maryland Institute College ofArt, and has worked on a wide variety of projects. Her clients include Amtrak, the Boston Globe, Cartoon Network, Google, Harper Collins, LA Times, the New York Times, the New Yorker, Scholastic, and United Way. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Spectrum, and American Illustration.  

Posters are 16" by 20" Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-natural. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail.

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