Friday, October 23, 2009

Flashback Friday


For Flashback Friday, I decided to post this illustration I did for a class assignment a few years ago. The story, "European Night Journey" was published in The New Yorker. In the story Zdena, who is traveling from Bratislava to Venice for her daughter's wedding, meets a man on the bus whom she has no intention of speaking with. She is annoyed at first when he tries to start a conversation. The man, whose name is Tomas, senses a deep sadness in her. Eventually, they talk and she reveals that her daughter is HIV positive, something she has not shared with her closest friends.

In the second scene, Zdena has woken up to find that the bus has made a stop in Trieste and Tomas has stopped at a bakery. The bus is ready to leave without him, but Zdena convinces the driver to wait for Tomas to return. Tomas runs back with some pastries that he shares with Zdena.

6 comments:

nina seven said...

ann marie - these are great illustrations! i've never heard of flashback friday, is it like IF?
thanks for your comment, i really appreciate it!

jcdillustration said...

I love the palette you chose and the way you showed Tomas with his hat tipped down. The scene has a surreal quality. Also the two images work well together. Nicely done!

Art Fan Ako said...

Great assignment project!

Ann Marie said...

Thanks, Nina, Jen, and Ako! Nina - Flashback Friday is a theme some bloggers use for Friday where you post something you have done in the past.

Emily said...

These are wonderful!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Thanks, Emily!