Nobrow Press

Family Tree

Commission from the Nobrow Press for a double page spread in Nobrow 3 magazine. April 2010.

The theme was topsyturvy. I drew an anthropomorphic tree family and gave them a fretful part in the picture with humans, usually associated with the anxiety of choice, depicted as carefree clouds. The following poem accompanies the picture.

Family Tree

Rootless and free to roam
Beneath carefree clouds
A family perplexed
At what to do next
Wander with still memories
Of a world that once passed by.

The black ballpoint pen drawing was digitized and colour layers created by Dinah Lone for four colour spot printing for offset litho.