© 2023 by Emma Dei.

The Risk Pictures: David Mitchell


I had a chance to work with Irish novelist David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas). He was in Chicago working with Aleksandar Hemon (Making of the Zombie Wars) and director Lana Wachowski (The Matrix); they were writing the finale of the Netflix series Sense8. 


David only had time to sit for me once, briefly, after which I gave him his drawing to alter before he returned to Ireland. I was delighted to find that he'd used it as a diary of his last days in Chicago. All text (except on the book) is by him.

Mixed media on paper

24 x 36"​      2017