We love it when we see a wonderful art project get support on Kickstarter. Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller have spent the past five months making a series of highly detailed drawings that they are hoping to print in a beautiful hardocver book.
Intricacy means that there is a fluted fringe to the something that exists over against nothing, a fringe that rises and spreads, burgeoning in detail. Mentally reverse positive and negative space, as in the plaster cast of the pine, and imagine emptiness as a sort of person, a boundless person consisting of an elastic, unformed clay. - Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
The original illustrations in Intricacies measure 15” x 11” and were drawn in graphite, each taking between 30 to 50 hours to complete. They are the product of long, quiet periods of observation on the ten acres of land that surround our Michigan studio, and in landscapes past. With our tight drawing style and love of detail, we have woven rich natural imagery into precarious moments that hint at stories of heartache and personal growth. We’re hoping that when everything is moving too fast, that slipping into these illustrations can give you the slow, quiet space that we had this summer. We hope that maybe they will give you reason to pause and notice the small, mysterious things that lie just out of sight in our everyday.
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