These illustrations are part of Thrive Wild, a satirical post-apocalyptic "fashion" catalogue for post-apocalyptic consumers. Ah, even after the apocalypse, people still need stuff ( tents? flame throwers? boots? )
This is a companion to The Post-Apocalyptic Handbook I'm creating, a graphic novel type exploration of primitive skills and survival hacks that addresses lost knowledge and questions of what we really need to live well in relationship with nature.
BODY of NATURE 2019
Our bodies are a part of our environment. We breath in the exhalations of trees, we absorb minerals from the earth in the foods we eat, we are largely made of water, microbacterial communities, and the essences of plants. How is it that we think ourselves seperated from our environments?
I became interested in the I-Ching some time ago, especially how the different diagrams are described in sometimes cryptic, poetic ways, using imagery from the natural world to describe states of human being. My ongoing exploration is to create images that capture the essence and spirit of each diagram.