The Boy and the Pearl: An Artist’s Book Inspired by Daniel Pearl

by Kara on April 15, 2003

BoyPearlThe fable, The Boy and the Pearl, was inspired by journalist Daniel Pearl. Rather than using his murder to fuel hatred and divisiveness, the reaction of his family and friends was to celebrate his life and promote the values that were important to him: cross-cultural understanding through music and communication. The Boy and the Pearl is a reminder that even in the worst of circumstances, we can find hope.

You can visit the website of the Daniel Pearl Foundation to learn more about the work they do or to make a donation.

pearl-spineI wrote and bound the fable in collaboration with artist Diane Salter (identified as Diane Windell in the book), who created the fantastic watercolor illustrations. There are seven full-color pictures and four black and white pencil illustrations with spot color. It was printed on Moab Entrada Fine Art 190 paper, using an Epson 2200 printer. The 32-page book is coptic bound in a limited edition of 40 books and 10 artist proofs. The book is 5″ x 5″ when closed and is covered with hand painted hanji paper. We have donated $10 from the sale of each book to the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

Update 1/24/12: The Boy and the Pearl is now available in iTunes.

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