What’s On Your Wall?: Sunny Eckerle, Illustrator

Welcome to What’s On Your Wall?, an ongoing series exploring the creative domestic spaces of the artists that inspire us. (But mostly, it’s our excuse to sneak a peek into the homes and studios of artists from all over the world.)

Like many things on the internet, we came across Sunny Eckerle‘s work through cats – bodega cats, to be specific. In addition to her usual editorial work, the Brooklyn-based illustrator also has a solid side project that caught our eye called Brooklyn Bodega Cats, an ongoing series where Sunny illustrates and profiles the furry felines who’ve found a home in these little mini-marts. (Our favorite is probably Ketchup, the fluffy bodega cat at the Bedford Express Deli & Grocery, but we recommend checking it out for yourself.) Sneak a peek at the illustrator’s eclectic collection of artwork on her wall below:


Name: Sunny Eckerle
Occupation: Illustrator
Location: Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York
Where to find me: SunnyEckerle.com // Instagram: @sunnyeckerle // Twitter: @sunny_eckerle
Artists who inspire me (both old & new): Dame Eileen MayoLinda HallGemma Correll, Frank Howell, Martha Rich, Lizzy Stewart, Hayao MiyazakiJames Abbott McNeill WhistlerGeorgia O’KeeffeWendy MacNaughtonIzutsu HiroyukiKreh MellickKate Bingaman-BurtAndy J. Miller.

What’s On Sunny’s Wall:


From top left to bottom right: Pronghorn Antelope mount (shot by my dad, preserved and mounted by Ernest Wilkinson), personal photograph from Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (near Santa Fe, New Mexico) printed with Parabo Press, DIY “TRIBE” banner, handmade with vintage gold foil letters, personal photograph taken with Fuji Instax Mini camera, woven wall hanging – artist unknown, original drawing by Daniel Johnston, two vintage photographs – origins unknown.

Learn more about Sunny Eckerle

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