Thursday, September 18, 2008

the big issue, illustrations

Illustrations from orchis published in the Big Issue magazine.  Above, an illustration for author Michael Green and his short story Cafe Nostalgia; a whimsical tale of lust and desire, set in Argentina.

Below, an illustration for The Pollinator, written by Romy Ash, as she reflects on "the science, and subtle pressures, of creation."
This piece illustrated the entwinement of two flowers; inspired by the themes in Romy's story; fertility, sexuality and reproduction and her own assessment of these as bursting garden blooms.