Similar to a Homeric epic covering vast expanses of time and space, “The Seven Ravens” tells the tale of a galactic journey composed of moments, places, and people across many scales.
We wanted to draw this story, which describes many events in several scales, in simultaneity. The drawings had to collapse multiple episodes into a kind of event-space that willfully distorted time and space. Architects typically draw “at scale,” and we wanted to develop a mechanism to alter that sense of scale.
In our composition, we are displaying the physical and mental emotions inherent to the heroine’s quest through light and dark, saturation and solitude. Scale isn’t just the space and objects within space. It can also be scale of emotion: loneliness, togetherness, despair and perseverance.
The full, magnifiable artwork along with text from Kate Bernheimer, can be viewed at Places Journal.