conrad - heart of darkness
Cover for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Book illustration competition 2014 (Folio Society - House of Illustration)
"Black shapes crouched, lay, sat between the trees, leaning against the trunks, clinging to the earth, half coming out, half effaced within the dim light,..."
"As I manœuvred to get alongside, I was asking myself, ‘What does this fellow look like?’ Suddenly I got it. He looked like a harlequin."
"He rose, unsteady, long, pale, indistinct, like a vapour exhaled by the earth, and swayed slightly, misty and silent before me;..."
"I saw her sorrow in the very moment of his death. Do you understand? I saw them together - I heard them together."