Jo Lynn Alcorn
Jo Lynn Alcorn is an illustrator who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She works in a dimensional paper construction technique. Her work has been featured in a Starbucks Japan ad, provided a backdrop for Oprah’s summer reading list in “O” magazine, illustrated the flora and fauna of Connecticut on the outside of an Audubon touring nature bus, appeared in a mural in Beijing, decorated a wall in the Kips Bay Showhouse in New York City, and been used in numerous ads, posters, shopping bags and catalogs for Shanghai Tang, Anthropologie, Clinique, Origins, Macy’s, and SmartWater to name just a few. Her most recent job took her to Paris, where she produced art nouveau style floral backdrops for Perrier Jouet, an historic house of champagne.
As an artist, I have always been inspired by the art and culture of Japan and kept an eye on what goes on there. So it has made me very sad and worried to watch the country go through the recent terrible tragedy. How can a person, a family, a town, or a country recover from such destruction? And yet they can and do, through the sheer power of the human spirit. I send you my heartfelt wishes for your speediest recovery in the areas hit by the earthquake and tsunami, and for the healing of the whole nation's hearts and minds.