Rory Kurtz‘s magical realism illustrations range from portraits musicians, beatific beauties with wolves, dead soldiers and toxic children in a post-apocalyptic snapshot. But for today I want to shine a light on a piece of editorial art Kurtz did for the Malibu Monthly. The work is officially untitled but I like to call her “the hungover giant”.
She has just escaped from the hospital or rehab – you can still see that she is wearing her ID-bracelet – and is now bathing in a bed of pills that have spilled into the ocean. She is the archetype of a young troubled addict, how has fallen asleep with her cigarette still burning. You can imagine her inaudible murmurings just before she gives into her state of slumber. She is like an intoxicated Gulliver as the little people find her on the beach and play with red and white candies. At any moment someone might start climbing on top of her and start surveying the new mountain. No body seems to be bothered and much rather ignore the beast, let it remain in it’s daze, until it becomes part of the landscape or simply get’s up and walks into the sound of the Pacific.
For me, I just want to stroke her hair until the pain goes away, but for now [Continue]@6 months ago with 1 note
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