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"We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness"

It excites me to write about a recent project I worked on for Her Majesty's Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival and the Hobart City Council. HMFRGGF is an annual celebration of comics, illustration and graphic awesomeness featuring artists from Australia - mostly Tasmanians I think. This festival takes place in and around Hobart with public art featuring in Mather's Place. I was asked to do one of the public displays there along with Tanya Walker and Leonie Brialey and was granted placement on the side of Hobart's State Library. When coming up with a concept for this piece, I considered it's placement and season (WINTER) and chose a literary classic to base it on- George Orwell's 1984.

And from there I chose a quote, "We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness."

Initial sketch for the 7 meter long display 

Logistics were pretty tricky since it's a GIGANTIC billboard and I needed to deliver a high res file for it. I mainly did it in Illustrator CC since it was the only program that wouldn't break my computer. So it's a giant vector illustration featuring several little animal stories - cats that are separated on the left and eventually reunited on the right after making a special wish in between, mother bear worried about bringing new life into this scary world, and a little sloth in between.

The display opened in June and will be up for a couple more months.

Finished digital file

I asked a random person to take this one of me... 

Needed to get one with it to show how humongous it really is! 

Hobartians, I hope you check it out. And if you do, please tag me! @bermudezbahama #bermudezbahama 

xo

Alyssa BermudezComment