On the Cover | Aug. 21, 2019

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Grace Pedersen

“Roots” by Grace Pedersen
2019, digital illustration

Grace Pedersen is an illustrator and animator living in Eau Claire. What she most enjoys about her work is collaborating with awesome people and learning new skills in every project.

“This piece was made to reflect the nostalgia of growing up in rural Wisconsin. The character in this piece is inspired by my husband, who was the little boy that spent his long summer days out in the woods chasing squirrels and building forts. I too have many fond memories of romping around in the woods as a child, making up games and stories as I went. This piece is set in the golden hour, which in my opinion is the most magical time of the day. Everything absolutely glows in the pre-sunset light. I hope this piece brings you back to similar memories you may have had as a child; soul-filling, sunshine moments.” – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a message.