Joyfully Felt Florals

Karla Field is an independent artist based in Pasadena, California. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has worked as a toy designer at Mattel, Hasbro, and Applause Gifts. Under the name Culture Craft Kids, she teaches cultural arts and crafts from around the world to children ages 5 to 12. She now focuses on creating characters and landscapes in the context of dimensional illustrations.

For her Zócalo Sketchbook, Field has crafted an exuberant array of flowers out of brightly colored felt, which bring her joyfully bucolic designs into the third …

More In: Viewings

Infinitesimal Breakfast | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Infinitesimal Breakfast

Jane Canning is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer currently based in Eugene, Oregon.

For her Zócalo Sketchbook, Canning serves up six new breakfast plates, continuing her “Breakfast One Inch …

From the Porch to the Plaza, a Diaspora Looks Forward | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

From the Porch to the Plaza, a Diaspora Looks Forward

The Art of South Central Innervisions: An AfroLatinx Futurism

Well before the pandemic began, Esperanza Community Housing was planning a public arts festival in South Central Los Angeles to challenge prevailing narratives about the community and celebrate its excellence …

Bathing in a Psychedelic Sunrise | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Bathing in a Psychedelic Sunrise

Jesse Zhang is an illustrator born, raised, and still happily living in Brooklyn, New York. She creates in a tiny studio with her cat, Margot. She works in watercolor, inks, …

Creatures From Elsewhere | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Creatures From Elsewhere

Clare Rosean is a Chicago-based artist whose drawings are inspired by anxiety-inducing dream scenarios. Her work taps into the collective unconscious, illuminating the common but haunting dreamwork shared by people …

Creatures Great and Small | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Creatures Great and Small

Jessica Benhar is a New Zealand-born illustrator based in Sydney, Australia. Benhar, who has a background in design, rediscovered printmaking a few years ago in an effort to work more …