Jonathan B. Wright is a true Ann Arborite. Wright is probably best known for being a fairyologist and his study of the urban-fairy fairy doors. Before that (and still), Jonathan has worked as an illustrator and designer of products for children.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He went on to design window displays at Middle Earth in Ann Arbor. Wright worked for 11 years at Colorbök designing and illustrating products and eventually started a new company, Giddy Up, where he continued that career.
Whenever he can, he will sketch to record ideas and events. Wright claims to have a poor memory, and the working part is a visual memory.
Jonathan says, “I do not consider myself an ‘Artist’. I tend to label myself an “illustrator”. More broadly I am a “maker”. Considering my surname, that seems appropriate. A Wheelwright makes wheels, a cartwright makes carts, a shipwright builds ships, a playwright creates plays…and so on. Originally Wright was more specific to woodwork. I make stuff.”
Jonathan B. Wright’s works will be on display during the month of May. Don’t miss his wonderfully detailed and often witty drawings.
Date: May 2 – May 31, 2011.
Place: Sweetwaters Downtown (123 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor)
Jonathan’s post cards, greeting cards, and posters are also available for purchase at Sweetwaters Downtown.
For more information on Jonathan: http://urban-fairies.com/