Eleanor Davis has been honored by the Eisner Awards and has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. Her works include How to Be Happy and You & a Bike & a Road (2017), and she contributed a short piece to the acclaimed comics anthology NOW (Fantagraphics, 2017). (March 2018)
Why art? What is it? What is it for? These are the questions that have vexed scholars and historians, makers of art and lovers of art, since the beginning of civilization. What color is art? Can beautiful art be ugly, can ugly art be beautiful? Does art distort life, mirror it, or duplicate it? Does art have a taste? In Why Art? we are guided through a metaphysical journey where the mysterious and regenerative properties of art are put to the test.