"I was excited to be selected as one of the artists to be included in this project. Each story in the book is illustrated by a different artist. The story I got really resonated with me as it was about a little girl who grew up under difficult circumstances. I also had a less than ideal childhood growing up as an immigrant in Queens. One way she coped was by escaping to the bathroom and reading books while taking a bath. I also took solace in books from an early age. There was no question in my mind that I wanted to depict this particular scene. As a child, her favorite novel was The Lord of the Rings. It was a fun exercise for me to transform her bathroom into Middle Earth. I further delineated fantasy from reality through a contrasting color palette and by using two different stylizations." 18 1/2 x 10 1/2.