“I just have to look through my window to see hope these days: birds flying around, flowers are blooming and one by one the trees are turning pink. Spring is in full swing and I think that brings us more hope than ever.
In these troubling times I’m amazed by all the hope that is seeping through. However vulnerable we may be, we also appear to be super resilient, creative and generous. I used a whole bunch of colours and warm, rich tones to express that feeling.
Our homes mean so much to us these days. Partly because we need to stay in, but also because our homes can bring a sense of comfort and peace, which is very welcome now. So that’s what I drew: colourful houses that serve as a safe space.
Implicitly, my work is almost always about hope. About glimpses of beauty, goodness and light, even when life feels dark.
For this cover I wanted to make something playful, not too polished, not too much of ‘how it should be’. I think it fits these months, now everything feels a bit improvised and we’re forced to think out of our nice and neat boxes.”