In my work I'm concerned with expressing the bridge between the mythic and the mundane. The language of poetry in particular, and any literary form where words have significant room to breathe, deepens my interest in creating images that feel familiar but dreamy.
My focus at ECA was on creating a picturebook. Over quarantine I was sending and receiving lots of letters from friends and loved ones. During isolation these interactions had an added joy to them. Receiving a letter was thrilling, and sending one was a reflective experience. I wondered what lands the letter would pass through on its way to me. I wondered whose hands would hold my carefully crafted letter along its journey to my loved one. I decided to illustrate a story about those feelings. I didn’t necessarily want this book to be a non-fiction depiction of the postal network, so I decided the letter's journey would become more and more fantastical as the story progressed. I hope you enjoy reading it in the video below.