Bedtime stories

Povești de adormit pe-o ureche

I was invited by Ramona from Studio Receptor  to illustrate a fictional book cover inspired by living in Romania, for her upcoming exhibition "Possible Books".  The title I came up with translates roughly as "Stories for a good night sleep" and it's a wordplay on two Romanian sayings ("povesti de adormit copiii" - bedtime stories and "a te culca pe-o ureche" which translates literally as to sleep on one ear (that's why the frame is made up from connected ears), but it actually means to get too comfortable). I imagined that if the book was real it would contain all the little stories we tell ourselves to avoid the real problems in our lives or to justify the injustice around us. It's a book with bedtime stories to wake us up.

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