Thursday, May 6, 2010

Caretaking

A simple photoshop collage illustration for one of the first person stories in the upcoming Berkeley Monthly, this one about a woman who twice travelled back across the country to take care of her estranged- and divorced- parents during their last illnesses.

Some lovely writing on Undersea Boat.

12 comments:

Hence72 said...

looks cool

Charles Gramlich said...

Great Illo. I love the shadows. My mind went naturally to a Twilight Zone I watched once upon a time.

Jasmine said...

A wonderful collage Susan. There is something inspiring about maps and sheet music that can add another dimentsion to a piece. Your use of shadows is always joyful to see. I am glad the lady has a cheerful and desired car to travel on her selfless missions xJ

Eva said...

Wonderful. The gloves on the driver. Who's got that today? It is so 50s style.

ArtSparker said...

Jasmine - the story was basically about showing up to do the work, but it didn't change the author's point of view. She did end by saying she had had dreams of her parents in benign capacities- caring for plants- recently.

Eva- It's an ad from an old magazine.

Shayna Prentice said...

I imagine that the person who wrote the story is going to be thrilled to see your amazing collage illustration accompany her work - your imagery here is striking.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh MOST disconcerting! Definitely Twilight Zone

Titus said...

Oh, I really like this! Not so simple in its imagery, methinks...

Cláudia said...

I wonder what is that yellow spot in the mirror - her hat, maybe?

Wonderful illustration, Susan! Blue above, red bellow, rose and baby blue in the middle. And a yellow spot.

Funny, I was looking for a gift wrapping paper today and I was thrilled when I saw one that had maps on it.

yvette said...

twisted ...travelling..travelling and never enough.

kiskis

j. said...

lovely work.

Tomás Serrano said...

This a fantastic illustration. I don´t know the story, but your image can tells perfectly your synopsis...