PLAYSCRIPT BY: Alex BROUN
In this unusual short play, a conversation between several chess pieces unfolds as they wait to be moved around the board during a chess match. Social hierarchy, religion and mortality are all topics of discussion as each character comes to terms with their place in this small, checkered world.
I wanted to explore an illustration style that evoked the absurd and fantastic world of this life or death chess match. Inspired by the collage work of Terry Gilliam and illustration aesthetic of Lane Smith, I digitally combined photographs, line engravings, hand drawings and scanned textures to create a world in which this chess match could possibly play out.
The Tale of BLUEBEARD
RETOLD BY: CHARLES PERRAULT
Bluebeard is a tragic fairy tale, passed down through the centuries as a cautionary tale about marriage and trust. In the story, a young lady marries a wealthy nobleman, only to discover while he is away that he is hiding a dangerous and gruesome secret.
The illustrations for this book were created by first texturing illustration board loosely with gesso, then hand painting the scenes in acrylic paint and finally removing areas of color with sandpaper to reveal the gritty texture beneath.