A small comic I did for the NYT Private Lives blog. This is the probably the first comic I’ve done since I was 5 years old and I’m happy I got to do it for something close to my heart. Many thanks to my AD Sarah Williamson at the Times.
This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
Russian graphic designer Ruslan Khasonov first became interested in the interaction between oil and water when he was cooking one day and happened to combine soy sauce and olive oil witnessing their separation. More after the jump: