ariadne and the minotaur

In 2015 I was selected as a winner in the Worldwide Picture Book Illustration Competition, which is supported by The International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (UK), Lemniscaat (NL), Protea (SA), Walker Books (UK) and Boje Verlag (D).

I took the myth Theseus and the Minotaur, but cast Ariadne as the hero instead. The concept was connecting the image of Ariadne using her ball of thread to map the labyrinth with the weaving heritage of the town where I live, experimenting with reportage-based narrative and exploring the link between place and identity.