Dow Phumiruk
Origami Daydream
November 2023

In young children, imagination is limitless. On a rainy day, a giant paper boat might sail to a faraway island with blue skies, where origami creatures await guests. This piece represents the resilience of children and celebrates their ability to dream up extraordinary adventures. When children are encouraged to explore the farthest reaches of their imaginations, they might grow up to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

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About the Artist:

Dow Phumiruk is a children’s books author and illustrator. She is the illustrator of Counting on Katherine, by Helaine Becker, which is a Cook Prize and UKLA award winner. She has also illustrated A Life of Service, by Newbery Honor winner Christina Soontornvat and is one of the illustrators of Yes We Will, by New York Times bestselling author Kelly Yang. Mela and the Elephant and Hugsby, both written by Dow, are Colorado Book Award finalists. Dow is a retired pediatrician who teaches medical students part time.