Fellow Artists Honor Margo Rivera-Weiss in Words and Imagery
Margo was a friend and supporter of my work, both as a teaching artist and illustrator. Last year I did a project with my first graders based on Margo’s food illustrations in Edible East Bay. They will be sorely and deeply missed.
Margo was an amazing artist and an incredible teacher. They influenced me to begin sketching. At first, I was stubborn in saying that I only paint on canvas and don’t enjoy drawing. Well, after Margo’s endless tips and many sketchbook circles, I have now filled seven sketchbooks and have two in process. Margo ignited a lifelong practice I will continue in their honor.
every time we open a sketchbook and take a pencil in hand: margo
every time we wet the brush and dip it in paint: margo
every time we carve a design into rubber: margo
every time we see her potato trio watercolor in our kitchen: margo
every time we fry up plantains and smash them: margo
margo in our hands
margo in our creative spark
margo in our hearts
—lori rillera and jon hill