Friday, 27 June 2014
There are some stories that you read as a child and enjoyed but when you re-read as a grown-up, you find it's a whole new experience.
I think Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa is a bit like that. I really liked it as a child but now I feel there is something else profoundly sad and warm that's been staying with me after I re-read the book.
I made a print called Night Train.
It's not based on the book but I kept thinking about it while I was sketching the image.
I hope I could make a series of prints to reinterpret this story one day.
Here the girl's not on a Galactic train but her cat can carry her through the night!