MEANDER SPIRAL EXPLODE

MEANDER SPIRAL EXPLODE

Materials: Brush and Ink

Client: Jane Alison / Catapult

Year Completed: 2019

 

This series of illustrations accompany Meander Spiral Explode, a 2019 book on the craft of writing by Jane Alison. Published by Catapult,¬†Meander Spiral Explode¬†explores narrative forms beyond (and sometimes in opposition to) the conventional dramatic arc. Alison’s book is a “museum of specimens” that explores how patterns can organize narrative craft. Each illustration accompanies a chapter heading. These include the spiral, the branch, the wave, the meander, and even the vortex street.