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ARTIST ILLUSTRATIONS

ORAH & THE KITES // LUH'RA

2020

As a lover of local artisans, I was delighted to support two of my favourite Cape Town-based musicians. I had the challenge of capturing the emotions and visions of their work through a single artist illustration. 

 

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orah & the kites

“Orah & The Kites are an alternative indie/folk band based in Cape Town. Their  soundscape is forever evolving but is rooted in an appreciation for vocal harmony and the meditative cathartics of melody repetition. Lyrically the band is inspired by the wide spectrum of human emotions and our ability to feel so much and sometimes nothing at all.”

 

Below is my illustration for their song ‘LUCID’.

PINBALL MACHINE

OF THE MIND

A visual poster about being trapped in a repetitive cycle of your own sadness and frustration. Knowing that no matter how hard you push back, fight and prevent it, it will win almost every time.

The ball is what moves the viewer through the artwork, conveying the uncertain yet playful aspect. Similar to the game of pinball; where you have a few tools to prolong the inevitable.

There is no winning and you can’t exit. It’s about surrendering to that and letting the melancholy run its course in the body. It’s an abstract representation of a heartbroken mind; a pinball machine of the mind.

 

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luh'ra

“Luh’ra is a singer/songwriter based in Cape Town. Accompanied by her golden guitar, she plays her own enchanting version of indie soul. Her music is imbued with emotional resonance and tranquil melodies, sharing personal feelings and moments in her lyrics, all while encouraging listeners to reflect on their own experiences.

 

Below is my illustration for her song ‘NICE’.

CONTOURS OF CONNECTION

The artwork depicts two people walking together in their stride, connected through nature and exploring the world’s map and contours of their relationship. Using a collage-styled design, the main theme is balance.

These elements come together to communicate the feeling of genuine human connection – arguably one of the most beautiful pleasures of life.