by Zolton in New Illustration on Wednesday 13 February 2008

The work of New York-based artist, Dawn Ng, is amazing. Of her illustrations, she says: ‘I’ve always had an obsession with words. I like how you can easily take sentences apart and play musical chairs with different words and their meaning. Each illustration in this New Yorker series begins from holding a word or group of words on a page hostage then constructing imaginary situations, tensions, characters from them. It’s also a bit of a piss-take on the New Yorker’s literary up-their-royal-ass-ness because what I am doing is essentially re-telling their stories with images using a black sharpie’. [see also the work of Jane Abma]