It was 3 days after Christmas, earthquake again. It was like Earth farted, loudly, making a point that we are in a episode of Twilight zone. Point made, bones stiff, blood frozen, I’ve made illustration of Bo and Om waked up by earthquake.
It was an impact that brought up PTSP from March, but we all hoped that was it.. It’s last of this 2020. nightmare/shitty horror movie. Day after was massive, long, noisy, ugly earthquake near Petrinja. Christmas joy died. People lost their homes, loved ones.. Horror.
But one thing was, still is, shining in the moments of darkness, human hearts. Croatians united quickly, gave their homes to ones in need, gave help in every way imaginable.
Grinch was on steroids but Bo and Om had their way to strike back. So they did, they smashed and destroy 2020. like 2020. destroyed all the joy, freedom and security.. 🙂
You can click here to see Bo and Om smashing 2020. 🙂
As time of Christmas was close I’ve made daily illustrations. We all have our idea of Christmas spirit and how that time of year is special, so Bo and Om were my idea of Christmas spirit. Every week Bo and Om made something in advent tradition.
Every illustration was inspired by random quotes, songs and daily life in winter. Bo and Om were my extension to share magic that was kidnapped by pandemic. As numbers of ill and dead went up, my illustrations went more colorful. 🙂
This series of illustrations I’ve made as pandemic started. To escape panic attacks, anxiety and “what if’s”, I’ve buried my head in paper and started to illustrate. Idea was to make fruit and vegetables livable places and spaces, or buildings, vehicles anything that will make me escape or hide from reality. 🙂 I was thinking if we are what we eat, than, shit, this virus was legit. Why not meet possibility living on food or travel by one.. maybe in this quarantine I might have a chance to see that we are reckless and annoyingly forgetful of freedom, nature and relationships with ourselves and others.. 🙂