Buy the prints! In their first solo show (2009), Jolby’s work takes us on the journey of a boy named William who, after suffering a great loss, leaves his familiar town of Seaside to discover what “home” really means inside the depths of an aging forest. Throughout this story we are introduced to a detailed world filled with odd characters, illustrious patterns, vibrant colors, and hand-rendered type. The show tells this imaginative story using a variety of mediums including screen prints, paintings, drawings, and even detailed handmade plush dolls contributed by Dolls for Friends. Reflecting on their recent life experiences, the “Home is Where You Make it” story has been inspired by the artists’ pasts and deals with love, hope, depression, faith, isolation, acceptance, and re-birth. The show opened in 2009 at Subtext Gallery in San Diego, CA. Download the soundtrack here.
Credits: Creative Direction, Art Direction, Design, Illustration: Jolby. Plush Dolls: Dolls for Friends. Soundtrack: Andy Roush & Jolby.