To Steal the Basil Pot

illustrated book

I took to illustration in an attempt to visualize the poetry of John Keats; specifically illustrating the theme of nature in Keats's poems. The style of these visuals exemplifies the fantastic and borders on the grotesque, thus spawning the full title of the text, "To Steal the Basil Pot: The Fantastic Nature of John Keats."

John Keats spent his unfortunately brief life attempting to find an underlying truth to the world. While it has been said that as a Romantic Keats could not find truth in ugliness, no one has ever been attempted to define his truth in beauty as anything other than 'prettiness.' I brought out the fantastic quality of Keats's beauty to show how beauty represents the underlying truth to the world because it takes on a different form to each person that beholds it.

my role

concept, research, page layout, text design, analog and digital illustration, paint brush type

To Autumn Illustration
To Autumn Illustration

To Steal the Basil Pot

illustrated book

I took to illustration in an attempt to visualize the poetry of John Keats; specifically illustrating the theme of nature in Keats's poems. The style of these visuals exemplifies the fantastic and borders on the grotesque, thus spawning the full title of the text, "To Steal the Basil Pot: The Fantastic Nature of John Keats."

John Keats spent his unfortunately brief life attempting to find an underlying truth to the world. While it has been said that as a Romantic Keats could not find truth in ugliness, no one has ever been attempted to define his truth in beauty as anything other than 'prettiness.' I brought out the fantastic quality of Keats's beauty to show how beauty represents the underlying truth to the world because it takes on a different form to each person that beholds it.

my role

concept, research, page layout, text design, analog and digital illustration, paint brush type

Stills

Fair Continual Voice
Fair Continual Voice

To Drink from Poison Flowers
To Drink from Poison Flowers

Amorous of the Moon
Amorous of the Moon

Isabella Illustration
Isabella Illustration

Ode to Psyche Illustration
Ode to Psyche Illustration

Ode to Psyche Illustration
Ode to Psyche Illustration