Portraits at the palace of creativity and Wrecking

This project was to create a potential book cover for Portraits at the Palace of Creativity and Wrecking written by Han Smith.

This book follows the day-to-day of multiple characters, one that stood out to me was an old lady that would get onions and cabbage delivered daily. This was the catalyst to my process, I started looking at the textures and patterns found in the cross-sections of these vegetables.

Following the abstract shapes and colour lines in a cabbage, I used dark blue acrylic paint to create a large scale maze-like line piece, that I believe captured the connections, emotions and personal journeys of the protagonists. The intriguing nature of the colours, lines and textures led me to create zoomed-in sections of the original image.