decay: personal style illustrations

Spring.jpg

Spring

Summer.jpg

summer

Fall.jpg

Fall

Winter.jpg

winter

This series of pen and ink illustrations focuses on the cycle of the seasons and their symbolism of life, death & rebirth. The figure is first shown flourishing with the revival of the Spring greenery. As the seasons slowly pass, she begins decaying and becoming part of the surrounding Earth. The skull she is affectionately clutching, portrays the natural inevitability of death, but in contrast emphasizes her desperate hope of eternally living on as a piece of her world, even after she has completely decayed.