Wednesday, 11 January 2012

The Promised Bulb - Illustration Art - Teetering Bulb

Kurt Huggins & Zelda Devon, 'Open/Avocado', 2010, illustration by song of 'Kim Boekbinder'

 'Kim Boekbinder - The Impossible Girl' (a musician, composer, performer and visual artist !)
started a very special collaboration project with several visual artists for the release of her new album 'The Impossible Girl'.
The outcome of her collaboration with the, previously mentioned, illustration duo; Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon of ' Teetering Bulb', is truely amazing.
The complete artwork can be looked at and listened to above.

Kurt Huggins & Zelda Devon, 'Birthday Scribble', 2010,
pencil on denril, colour with Photoshop
Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon both started out as graphic designers. Still they felt that making a graphic design wasn't as fulfilling as drawing was for them. So they went to a two year boot camp called 'Portfolio Center' were they were Classically trained. A lot of practice followed and still continues, because Huggins and Devon practice and sketch every day.
In a small apartment in Brooklyn (New York) they started their Studio 'Teetering Bulb' and have been full time illustrators for three-and a half years now.

Kurt Huggings & Zelda Devon, 'Tragedy of John Cali, 2011, charcoal on paper, colour with Photoshop (35,9 x 28,2cm)
This unusual piece was created by 'Teetering Bulb' for Reader’s Digest Asia. The book entitled 'Tragedy of John Cali' is a short story about a man’s persistent pursuit for his wife’s killer.
To my opinion a very beautifull depiction of the concept, loss..

Kurt Huggings & Zelda Devon, 'Fragments',  2008, pencil, colour with Photoshop, 300dpi (38,4 x 25,6cm)
Kurt and Zelda made this mystical illustration for a short story (of Josh Rountree and Mikal Trimm) in the magazine 'Realms of Fantasy'.
 The woman we see carries the weight of the loss of her family wich led to the emergence of a magical forest. In here she is haunted by a satyr that we see sitting atop of the big heart the woman carries. The young satyr is a symbolic representation of her son.

The story behind the image created by Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon is intruiging. But whitout it, the image would'nt lose any of it's power. It can acually tell the whole story by itself.

Kurt Huggins & Zelda Devon, 'Pomegranate', 2011, watercolor with digital help (43,5 x 23cm)
Another beautifull and meaningfull piece of Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. It takes the viewer to mythical spheres, tempting..
Normally I'm not very fond of digital adjustments in artwork. But the way Kurt and Zelda treat their creations is very respectfull. They really preserved the purity of the original drawing, it can not be fully grasped what is and isn't rendered. 
Making their work of art magical itself.

Kurt Huggins & Zelda Devon

 Kim Boekbinder

Kim Boekbinder is a very progressive artist, as her project mentioned above may prove. 
Also her album is for sale on her site for 'any price', but is worth a lot. 
I want to thank her for sharing her music.
 I also want to thank all the other (visual) artists whose work has been made accessible to share.
 I hope I have made my posts worthy for both sides.
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