Nicolás Guillén and Julia de Burgos Diary Banner, 18″ x 48″

What’s a diary banner? I keep an illustrated journal but recently I have been experimenting with 18″ x 36″ or 48″ banners that are folded horizontally and vertically and then folded into page-like squares. Illustrations in these diary “banners” can then cut across multiple pages/diary entries.

This semester I was lucky enough to teach the poetry of Nicolás Guillén (Cuba) and Julia de Burgos (Puerto Rico). I was inspired to create a week-long diary banner measuring 18″ x 48″ with two quick portraits of them in pencil and water soluble graphite. Below are some snaps from the banner, with diary entries blurred out.

The rest of my posted pictures here.

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