Breathe, Baltimore Head Start
One of a series of illustrations that were created for the Head Start program in Baltimore City Schools. This illustration depicts a little girl who might suffer from asthma. The illustration was published in a flip book for parents and teachers who are learning about asthma in young children and how to recognize symptoms, warning signs for an asthma attack, how to take care of children and medications. For this particular illustration, Jeni took several days’ outings around the Baltimore Metropolitan area to take pictures of the cityscape and its grafitti-decorated walls. She combined textures and several references of urban young residents to create her intended vision of a girl blowing bubbles in an area that might have poor air quality due to pollutants in the city air.
Title: Breath, Baltimore
Medium: Graphite Pencil, Adobe Photoshop
Format: Poster or Flip Book
Client: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pulmonary Care
Audience: General public