Hi-Desert Artists

The California Hi-Desert Artists, published in July 2018

Siori Kitajima was featured in the book Our Ever Changing World: #9 The California Hi-Desert Artists by Karrie Ross.

Paperback available at Amazon.

Artists of the California Hi-Desert

“I like thinking that artists are different. I noticed that artists work to bring something that is hidden into light. That their way of seeing and being in our world opens us to new ways of acting and thinking. Their different perspectives help to bring about change.” -Kerrie Ross

Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists : “The California Hi-Desert Artists” bring together artists who are taking risks each day, not just because they live in the desert but by their actions—setting a purpose to create their own life. Looking change in the face and making new beginnings with their art in a challenging location.

Featuring the following artists: Bill Brewer, Lisa Manifold, John Henson, Timothy Hearsum, Mitch Miller, Kat Johnson, Steve Rieman, Lisa Starr Starr, Ben Allanoff, Margie Trandem, Wini Brewer, Cathy Allen, Wendy Lee Gadzuk, David Bottoms, Kevin Powell, Robert Arnett, Kat Green, Cybele Rowe, Tony Milici, Diane Best, Siori Kitajima, Snake Jagger, Larry White, Meg Madison, Yucca Vallery Art Center

The Book of Circles

The Book of Circles, published in May 2017

An infographic piece ‘Sunlight, Fatness and Happiness’ by Siori Kitajima is featured in The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge by Manuel Lima.

Kindle and Hardcover are available at Amazon.

The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects–architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, perfection, movement, and infinity.

The Book of Circles juxtaposes clay trading tokens used by the ancient Sumerians with the iconic logos of twentieth-century corporations, a chart organizing seven hundred Nintendo offerings with a Victorian board game based on the travels of Nellie Bly, and a visual analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shiningwith early celestial charts that placed the earth at the center of the universe, among a wealth of other elegant and intriguing methods for displaying information.

Lima provides an authoritative history of the circle as well as a unique taxonomy of twenty-one varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.