Illustration

Surreal Illustrations That Swim in the Unknown


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Illus­tra­tor Sonia Alins Miguel cre­at­ed these sur­re­al and eerie works titled Dones D’Aigua (trans­la­tion: Water Women), and it makes sense giv­en the sub­ject mat­ter. Naked ladies swim in a gray-blue void. This liq­uid, lim­i­nal space could sig­ni­fy dreams or feel­ings of unknown. And, by the looks on their faces, this could be unwel­come or down­right alarm­ing.

I was imme­di­ate­ly drawn to Sonia’s illus­tra­tions because of the com­po­si­tion­al push-and-pull. As these ladies’ limbs are out of the water, they are rep­re­sent­ed with crisp lines. But, when they’re under the water, every­thing becomes very dif­fused and dis­tort­ed.

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