You can’t say that you don’t crave escape from the every day, the mundane, the mediocre lifestyle that is your life (at times). We all get those moments where we want to plunge into another reality, someone else’s life perhaps, another world where things make sense and you are not left wondering why; things are the way they are.
In other lifetime’s we experience impossibilities; things that are considered strange to the ordinary person; maybe even deviant.
And by another lifetime I mean the past. My past is checkered with anomalies of crazed adventures and whimsical escapades that lasted days on end at times causing the reality around me to fragment into pieces. Really, these hours were spent huddled on my front porch writing, drawing while being forced to listen to the ever present motorcade of vehicles whizzing beeping their way down 12th avenue on the East side of Vancouver. It was rush hour 24 hours a day. I lived on the side of a highway for six months that just happened to be a residential street, so they say.
When all around you is unfamiliar one does have the tendency to reach for and create there own comfortable existence within the barrage of noise pollution. In essence, you re-create yourself into what you want to be or more importantly, where you want to be in this case.
There is no escape into the familiar. The familiar is 4000 miles away.
This illustration began as a small sketch held deep within a journal that holds many secrets. It migrated it’s way onto a 24 by 24 inch Masonite art board painted with acrylic and varnish. I photographed that and began the task of digitally vectorizing it in Adobe Illustrator. The end result is a dream like pastel hued story board.
It tells the tale of a female who meets… entwines with two outer worldly entities. She was a curious one. They were curious to. They touched and exchanged colours, memories and ideas whilst held deep within the chasm of neither here, nor there. After that brief moment of enchantment the entities whisked away softly floating back to their realm of nod with their new found feminine revelations. Humbled by the experience her colour had dispersed into them.
As this is a vector illustration it can be enlarged and printed at any size while remaining sharp and in focus.