Hong Kong: 2018. Digital Print. Medium: Graphite pencil on drawing paper. Paper size: 42 × 29.7 cm (A3)
Image size: 33.5 x 23.5 cm. Item #9138
Following the successful launch of Hong Kong Noir (Blacksmith Books 2018), a collection of dark fictional stories set in various places in Hong Kong, Bleak House Books asked some local artists to pick their favorite stories from the book and create cover art for them.
This work was created by artist Blythe Cheung in her iconic pencil sketch style for Marshall Moore’s story ‘The Quintessence of Dust’ set in tranquil Cheung Chau. We asked Blythe to tel us about her illustration and how it came about and this is what she had to say:
"My illustration can be viewed from two perspectives. In the original one, it depicts night time reflections of light on the sea, a common sight for folks living in and visiting Cheung Chau. It’s tranquil and intense at the same time. Can easily put you in a trance if you stare at it long enough.
Then as I was in the middle of the drawing a thought occurred to me that the drawing can be turned upside down and the view is then one of trees in a forest shrouded by a foggy mist. To me that resembles the unknown which happened to be a theme that I picked up from Marshall’s story. So when I finished the sketch I signed my name on the back sideways rather than on the “bottom” of one side of the drawing or the other to signify that there’s more than one way to look at and appreciate the drawing."
Each print is made using archival quality pigment on acid free Hahnemuhle PhotoRag paper.
Price: HK$1,350.00 save 20% HK$1,080.00