"Using Middle America as her muse, Kowch draws the history of a particular place -- invariably rural -- to the surface as it collides with a new reality in layers of metaphor and moodiness. The faces of her women may remind you of characters in a Tim Burton film."
--Steve Parks, Newsday

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Book Cover Illustrations. . .

Arthur Miller's The Crucible


















I'm currently working on a series of book cover illustrations as part of my senior thesis, focusing on classic American texts. The Crucible by Arthur Miller is one of my favorite plays, and I couldn't think of a better one to kick off the body of work. As many of you probably already know, the story's plot centers around the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692, so, in this illustration, I wanted to make sure that the proper mood and mystery of old New England and Salem Village was evoked.

2 comments:

Lauren Moyer said...

I want a print of this painting... we can print them out and you could totally sell them!

Dave Chow Illustrations said...

Heeeeey... is that some nice typography coming into play there or what? Nicely done!