Tuesday, 12 October 2010


This images space reminds me of wasteland, its not warm or exotic its cold, dark and image is slightly surreal because of the elements of dispostion ie the teddy bear; slumped beside the building is the same size of the building.
The image feels unfamiliar to me, like it could be the result of the 'end of the world' or something disasterios as the space is deserted and bleak. Its unnatural and has a negative appeal, it could also be seen as a concentration camp as it has the element of control and the train track is segregating the area from the rest of the wasteland. The landscape is ridgid and random, its swallowing buildings and I think it looks like there was once water on this land and its at the bottem of the sea (which has gone) as the ship in the backround is perched on a raised area like its a sunken ship that got stuck.
All in all i think the illustrator 'Shaun Tan' has made some amazing, effective and interesting illustrations and I will like to follow more of his work. (Tora)

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  1. This images space reminds me of wasteland, its not warm or exotic its cold, dark and image is slightly surreal because of the elements of dispostion ie the teddy bear; slumped beside the building is the same size of the building.
    The image feels unfamiliar to me, like it could be the result of the 'end of the world' or something disasterios as the space is deserted and bleak. Its unnatural and has a negative appeal, it could also be seen as a concentration camp as it has the element of control and the train track is segregating the area from the rest of the wasteland. The landscape is ridgid and random, its swallowing buildings and I think it looks like there was once water on this land and its at the bottem of the sea (which has gone) as the ship in the backround is perched on a raised area like its a sunken ship that got stuck.
    All in all i think the illustrator 'Shaun Tan' has made some amazing, effective and interesting illustrations and I will like to follow more of his work.

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