Caitlin Ashton is an illustrator who found inspiration from the wilderness for her recent work Hide and Seek. As she describes,
“I decided to go to woods and spend a day entirely alone and see what happened. I left myself open to whatever narrative struck me whilst I was there. I spent the day creating imagery from and with my surroundings and my reaction to them. Over the day the woodland varied from being completely empty, to having fellow walkers coming through, who I decided to hide from. The narrative, about someone hiding in the woods but leaving a trail to be found, developed from that. I took all my findings back to the studio and developed it from there. The project culminated in pictoral maps and a print narrative, made up of loose cards allowing the reader to follow the story as I intended it to be, or rearranging it to make their own.”
Currently, Ashton is working on a series about play in the woods. For more on her work, click here.
- Lee Jones