Alpine illustration work

Alpine Poesy is a theme that was developed for a Hotel in the Alps. From the imagery of this project lots of other work has evolved.

The Alpine Poesy collection is comprised of traditional symbols that are printed on products, and also presented on textiles with the Austrian Alps embroidered style of ‘Heimat’. Mixing these traditional symbols with sexual images is somewhat strange and they work in contrast to each other. The combination of sex and Alps is a sort of sweet and sour mixture. It is unusual and comprises a type of criticism. It shouts. Open your eyes! Open your mouth! We’re all just human. The typical West-Austrian Alpine traditional symbolism has no space for sex, so I find it interesting to force these two themes together.

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