THE GREAT ESCAPE ^w^
This illustration came after holidays I spent in Sweden. It was the first time in 5 years I could take a break and I really needed it. I suddenly found myself in a tiny red wooden house in the middle of a swedish forest, spending 3 weeks seeking for animals, discovering flowers, leaves and fruits I never saw before. Eating delicious food, sleeping and breathing good fresh air… It was such a contrast compared to the city life! A real escape in all the senses. And then the image of the balloon and the trip to somewhere new yet different came to my head…
About the title, I found perfect to name it “The great escape” not only because that´s how I felt about Sweden, but also because it´s the title of 1995 Blur´s album
I danced a lot, and whose lyrics talk about the pressures of modern life and the need of getting rid of them. Adding the fact that the year the album was released
I happened to be in Ireland, another big thing for me at that time, being a teenager travelling alone, so another great escape too, and the album was everywhere.
I remember seeing the cover in huge size all over record stores and the main songs playing all the time…
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