Within my artistic projects, I strive to combine my love for world cultures and anthroplogy into my subject matter and aesthetics.

My book Djoliba Crossing was a personal project lasting several years and encompassing many trips to West Africa that allowed me to immerse myself in some of my favorite topics, and depict many of the people that I encountered during the years I lived in West Africa.

From maps to drawings to old notebook pages, the artwork below accompanies a story of adventure and discovery…but you’ll have to read the story for yourself!

You can find the book online on Amazon.com as well as from my friends at DrumSkull Drums in Santa Cruz.

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Djoliba Crossing book cover

Djoliba Crossing, by Dave Kobrenski

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Map Illustrations

I have a love for old maps, and for Djoliba Crossing I wanted to create a series of old, worn-out maps that looked like they had been unearthed from an archive of ancient documents, perhaps buried in the sand or something. I hope they aid the reader in creating a sense of adventure and lore as they begin reading the book…

Paintings

Below are a few of the paintings that also appear in the book Djoliba Crossing:

Drawings

The images below appear throughout the book to illustrate various parts of the story. To fully appreciate their significance, they are best viewed within the context of the book! You can find the book online on Amazon.com as well as from my friends at DrumSkull Drums in Santa Cruz.


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