CBC - Canadian Broadcast Company
Illustration for a piece celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell masterpiece Blue.
The song illustrated is River.
The songlines that inspired me the most were:
“I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly”
I wanted to capture the mood of the song and convey the idea of finding that river within oneself. A river leading to release and freedom. A song that gets through and moves you.
The use of colour is connected directly to the album name and hues. The vibrant pink-orange creates a sharp contrast and acts as a symbol of movement and emotion.