Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Creationism for AU
I just completed some illustrations for AU Magazine. The following illustrations will accompany a very interesting article by Kiran Acharya in the upcoming issue. The article considers Creationism from the viewpoint of a skeptic trying to understand, and even give Creationism a chance. This comes after Northern Irish Culture Minister Nelson McCausland caused a stir recently by defending the idea that the Ulstern Museum in Northern Ireland should display material supporting Creationism alongside that supporting evolution. The UK is a secular country which does not, as a whole, support the ideas of Creationism, or any religious belief system. Kiran, playing a sort of Devil's Advocate, tries to understand Creationism, and takes his experiments in belief to Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, London. In the end, however, he rejects Creationism. The main illustration is meant to depict the man-made nature of ideas and beliefs, by showing them spilling out of the mind of man. The characters on the following pages are mostly people encountered in the article. The first image is the double-page-spread layouts with the illustrations (it's a 4-page article; the blank spaces are for text), and the following 4 images are close-ups on the detail. Read the article when the magazine comes out-- it really is pretty awesome one! Click the images to see larger versions.