Bruxas, demônios, seres assustadores e lugares sombrios. Esses temas formam a obra da ilustradora Leigh Anita Fraser, da Nova Inglaterra. Ela se define como uma pessoa que tem magia em seus dedos e em seu sangue. E joga tudo isso em seus desenhos, que recentemente apareceram ilustrando uma fita cassette do grupo de rock industrial japonês L’eclipse Nue. É a fitinha da foto abaixo.

Invitation – 2017.

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"Death's Head Moth"

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Working on this beautiful Victorian this morning.

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“Nasci durante a época do Dia das Bruxas, imaginando esqueletos debaixo das tábuas e fantasmas no sótão, a partir do tempo em que me lembro. Uma das primeiras coisas que criei foi uma poção protetora que escondi debaixo da minha cama, para afastar os espíritos que conheci pelos salões da minha casa de infância. Durante a minha adolescência, lutei com pesadelos de trincheiras de mar profundo e figuras cobertas que deixariam uma impressão vívida para minhas horas de vigília. Tive sonhos recorrentes com uma casa vermelha que tinha uma estreita escada em caracol. Eu segurei esses sonhos de forma a dissipar esses espectros de volta à escuridão onde eles pertenciam”, escreve Leigh Anita.

Forest Fire, October 2017. Witchcraft represents a legacy of great power and wisdom. Of the experiences that have taught me the most in life, I have learned to see my own strength grow in both beauty and tragedy. Magic relies on light and darkness, and through the ages historical accounts of “witches” and “sorceresses” follow a similar thread. I’ve recently finished this piece, which I began with the intention of representing a feminine figure – a witch – triumphantly dancing by the light of a flaming pyre. Although I still don’t feel that I have collected my words, this illustration represents the conflict of light and darkness that give life and make us capable of great things. The skulls engulfed in flame are anonymous, but represent specific figures and experiences. These evils are cast off, but remain burned in memory. Without them, I would not be as tangled in the complex relationship of empathy and empowerment as I am today. It saddens me to see the prevalence of #metoo – but in a way, I see magic in our combined power to be vocal and to cast aside the evils of sexual assault.

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Satan is by far the kindest beast.

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Found objects.

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Mais uma da capa da fitinha do L’eclipse Nue