David Clemesha Creates Chaotically Twisted & Graphic Nursery Rhymes

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: May 6, 2011 • References: davidclemesha.posterous and brainpickings.org
David Clemesha is a San Diego-based school teacher who turned his propensity and passion for teaching children into artwork. Clemesha creates vibrant and chaotic images that draw on a range of sources from fairytales to nursery rhymes and fables.

David Clemesha's handdrawn graphics contain the entire nursery rhyme associated with the image in the background, which is the case with his clever 'Twinkle Little Star' and 'Yankee Doodle Went to Town' pieces. The bustling pieces evoke a vivid and child-like imagination.

The bright colors, contorted figures and overall composition of the drawings force the viewer to examine the piece in great depth. David Clemesha's pieces succeed both as educational tools and as art.