by Jane Abma in New Illustration on Saturday 21 March 2009

Australian illustrator Alice Carroll produces quirky and whimsical works. Each piece is a response to a word selected every week in order to keep up the creative tempo – quite an effective method as the results are intriguing. I warmed to her interpretation of ‘sour’, in particular, as it captures the word right down to the knee bone, but in a strangely friendly way.