By Karen Shangguan. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.
Softcover, 84 pages, B&W, 2021.
A collection of drawings and comics by Vancouver artist Karen Shangguan that consider the quiet, poetic side of life.
Shangguan's warm and lyrical narratives capture fleeting moments and sensations; while her shifting perspectives take in all of existence from the emptiness of space to the intimacy of human interactions. A contemplative journey that explores how it feels to be alive.
Karen Shangguan is an illustrator from Vancouver, Canada who enjoys drawing quiet things such as thoughts, feelings, and sensations. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016 with a BFA in illustration.
"Karen's subtle drawings fuse ideas of warmth, vulnerability and the natural world in a palette of earthy tones." --Broken Frontier