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The Red Tent

The Red Tent

These are illustrations from a brief to create book illustrations for 'The Red Tent', written by Anita Diamant. The book is set within the times of the old testament, and covers themes of female bonding, birth, spirituality and death. The dog depicts the threat of violent death, the woman shows the struggle of fighting death whilst giving birth, and the hand - touching the last rays of sun of the day portrays a connection with nature.