Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Lena Abbas - Safari

Lena Abbas is an illustrator from Edinburgh, UK.  With roots in Africa and now living in Melbourne, Lena finds herself exploring our commonalities: frailties, triumphs and the seemingly universal need of all cultures to produce patterns.  This collection is less an illustration and more a serendipitous meeting of minds.  Lena had already begun to work with concepts of the underfed model as prey, broken like a hunted gazelle, when she found Lee Emmet’s poem 'Like Gazelles', which seems similarly to explore the safari of the city. 

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