Oil on Board
Kenneth Laird, ILL '02 joined thirteen other ISDP Illustration alumni, as well as a gaggle of ISDP visiting faculty, in the Society of Illustrator's You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby Show which ran September 6 - October 14. The painting above shows Kenneth in 1972 at the age of three. The exhibition was a veritable "family album" of contemporary American illustrators. Ninety artists created self-portraits depicting themselves at some point between their birth and puberty. Kenneth said " The show was great and it was a thrill to be showing with such giants in the industry many of whom taught me at Syracuse" For a list of the artists and to view some of the other portraits, click here.
Kenneth recently moved to High Point North Carolina and took a Senior Art Directors position with Digital HighPoint, a digital printing and Point of Purchase design firm. He also built a new home in the country across the street from a beautiful fishing lake. Kenneth says "Life is swell."