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Reading echoes - narration and illustration

By Marianne R. Arnesen


The main theme of my thesis work has been the role of illustration. I wanted to challenge both its traditional role in relation to text and in terms of expression, through using an abstract expression rather than a figurative one. The purpose of this was mainly to widen the view of what illustration can be and what it can be used for. Through giving text and illustration equal terms of existence, the goal was to make them equally important. To achieve this I worked with two writers. They wrote to illustrate my images and I made images to illustrate their texts. This resulted in two chains of interpretations, one for each writer, each consisting of six images and six texts. The two series of images and texts were presented in two separate books

Year: 2013
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