“Like Moths to Flame”
16x20” Graphite and Digital
My last illustration for Synergism. The assignment was, “connections”, so I chose to illustrate the connection between a moth and a flame. It developed into a story about two former lovers unable to let go. Even though their relationship has long since withered, they still cling to one another despite how unhealthy it is to do so, like how a moth will dance around a candle.
The frame is meant to be a part of the illustration to visually reinforce they are petrified in time—like the Lovers of Pompei, or a butterfly under glass. Hung on a wall to glance at every so often and watch as it ever so slowly rots.
You can find some detail shots here and process shots here.