ARTIST STATEMENT: Toni Simon is a multimedia artist living in Brooklyn. Her illustrated book of prose poetry "Earth After Earth" was recently published by Lunar Chandelier Press. She is collaborating with poet Joanna Fuhrman on a mixed-media literary project, and has illustrated books by poets Laynie Browne, Felix Bernstein and her husband Nick Piombino ("Contradicta:Aphorisms", Green Integer, 2010). She graduated from the San Francisco Art institute. Her drawings have been exhibited at the Drawing Center and A.I.R. Gallery in NYC.