Burning Walls for Paper Spirits

PrizeOfficial Selection in Illustrate (graphic)
ArtistChelsea Sia
Design TeamChelsea Sia, June Lin

In an era of Marie Kondo and de-cluttering, the objects that we live with are the precious few that spark joy. Burning Walls for Paper Spirits is a poetry collection about how everyday objects become invested with soul, and how we have in turn become thing-like amidst the mechanics of everyday living. The series of greyscale illustrations accompanying the poems combine trace overlays, delicate pencil, rough line, and photographic drawings in an attempt to capture the layers and nuances of each poem and its practice.