Madeline Valentine’s Vietnam series
Madeline Valentine creates the most haunting illustrations. What makes her work so amazing is the juxtaposition of her soft, dreamlike aesthetic with the thoroughly intense subject matter that she employs, a contrast that could easily come off as contrived if not executed so beautifully. I find myself especially drawn to her Vietnam series, which are utterly breathtaking in their simplicity and intensity. The restraint is what makes them so truly haunting, like bits and pieces of fuzzy memories that one can never entirely forget. Only one year out of school, I can’t wait to see where Madeline’s work goes from here.