haunts (2021 - present)
haunts is a series of illustrations i started in september 2021 in which i imagine real houses as haunted houses.
the majority of the illustrations in this series are homes people sent to me — their present homes, childhood homes, grandparents' homes, or other houses that are personally significant to them — along with ghost stories about things that have happened there, which i then interpreted into varying degrees of horror.
as kitty horrorshow said in her game anatomy: in the psychology of the modern, civilized human being, it is difficult to overstate the significance of the house. i'm fascinated by haunted houses and the way they can turn something so ubiquitous — we spend so much time in our homes, and barring unsafe or unstable housing, don't tend to think about just how important they are — on its head. a shelter becomes a cage; windowpanes become a ribcage; cold static walls become warm and loving arms. haunted houses can love or hate their inhabitants, and i hope to depict that full spectrum of emotional possibilities in this series, and sometimes both ends of the spectrum at once.
once i finish sending out kickstarter copies, the book will be available for purchase online. stay tuned on my social media or my newsletter if you want to grab a copy when they're available!
haunts in bookstores:
- the imaginary bookshop | greenfield, ma
in total, there are over 50 illustrations and counting in this series. here's a small selection of them.