This issue of the Retiree Advocate has the third political cartoon composed by our new member artist, Deva Crouch. Deva replaces the wonderful Chaya Burstein who did a number of excellent cartoons for PSARA before health problems forced her to stop drawing cartoons.
Deva is an artist and poker player living and working in Seattle. She studied art at Colorado College, graduated in 2008, and had her first solo exhibition in Colorado Springs the following year.
She is currently taking classes at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle to develop her skills as a graphic designer, and working on writing and illustrating her first children’s book.
She writes, “My creative practice does not take place only in the studio, rather, it exists as a constant element of my daily life. I live simply, study my surroundings, and then manipulate what I see into imaginary situations in the form of drawings. I search for a vulnerable beauty and tend to find it hiding quietly in the places I frequent—on public buses, city streets, in casinos, and my dreams.”
Welcome, Deva, and thank you for your creative work on behalf of PSARA.