Isaiah & Burly Bear is the story that Ola Christensen told to her nephew Isaiah at bedtime. Ola is Jonathan Wiley’s mother and when asked by Jonathan, she wrote this story down. Jonathan created the illustrations for this book and then printed them as ball ground lithographic plates. The text is also printed lithographically from photopolymer plates.
tanned cowhide, thread, ink, paper
Jonathan Wiley is a Denver based artist. He works with a wide range of media including: printmaking, cut paper, book art, and watercolor; all rooted in drawing. He has been exhibiting his work since 2008 in the Denver metro area. He studied printmaking at Metropolitan State College of Denver under E.C. Cunnningham. and holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.