mountain ocean sun

​By Davin Brainard

mountain ocean sun presents deceptively simple paintings in which what you see is what you get. But what do you see? Celebrating the possibilities of color and shape, each page invites readers to come up with their own descriptions and stories, providing opportunities for creative observation and conversation.

mountain ocean sun is part of Set I in the Artists’ Board Book Series. Combining the conventions of artists’ books with those of children’s board books, the Artists’ Board Book series was inspired by the delight and creativity with which young children visually and physically explore books. These books offer physical experiences with art for lookers and readers of all ages.

Active in the Detroit art and music scene since 1992, Davin Brainard paints with a knife (and stencils and spraypaint) instead of a brush. Davin is also a video and performance artist and member of Princess Dragonmom, which has been performing and exhibiting around the world for 20 years.