Reflection and Design Ideas

When making up some mock up designs, I thought again about how my image could read across – as if you are panning your eye along the horizon and also reading/interpreting the narrative. I began to construct various designs including some particular elements/subjects I felt were key symbols in the poetry’s narrative such as hands, the egg yolk and horizon lines. I again played with inverting colours and drawing inspiration from my research, especially in terms of the minimal compositions of east asian ink wash painting.

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I found there was a nice ‘flow’ to the horizontal composition which aided the ‘reading’ of the image and its narrative…

I reflected upon  the importance of including the ‘full story’ on one spread/image, just as panelled landscapes which capture a whole scene – Do I need to directly illustrate the entire narrative? My interpretation could more simply pick and select particular symbols and extracts from the text…

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‘the sky and sea bleed, diluting the colours’
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Inspiration from Sophia Weistubb

Perhaps including less in the image will achieve a better outcome – the accumulation of a larger scene with lots of elements (as below) feels almost too forced…

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‘the daughters dipped them us into yolk, like wax that warps and crumples her this paper skin, where families if moths breed’
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