Kayla Martell Feldman approached me to create the cover for her debut poetry collection “Tikva.” Her collection focuses on grief and hope, and she wanted something that would make people curious and hopeful when they picked up the book.
Kayla wanted her cover to incorporate “Kintsugi” (the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with gold — a metaphor for embracing your flaws and imperfections), which I did through the gold outlines on the mountains.
My process gets to the heart of a creative idea so I can bring the vision to life through playful illustration. This includes a face to face meeting (either online or in-person) to ask in-depth questions about the project.
Front cover of collection
Back cover of collection