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Jacket art for "Man in the Holocene" by Max Frisch

Watercolor on paper

Problem:
A fantastic story about an old man sinking into confusion as he slowly begins to lose his faculties. Told from his perspective, the text degenerates and fragments until you begin to feel it yourself. Highly recommended.

Solution:
"Geiser" collects clippings on the Holocene Era of history. As his disorientation becomes more acute, he begins to interconnect his knowledge of the period with episodes of his current experience, blurring the line between the present and the past.

One line from the text really struck me, "The rocks do not need his memory." This led me to think about what his physical memory would be,...his bones. I really liked the idea of his physical connection to the earth, the idea of burial, etc.

This one also looks great in the detail. You can see all the paint mucking around.

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