Yesterday I came across an amazing collection of illustrations compiled by Chris Van Allsburg. Or so I thought.
There are basically 14 enigmatic illustrations, each with a title and caption. As the story goes, they were introduced a children’s book publisher 30 years ago by a mysterious man Harris Burdick. This guy disappeared, but left the publisher with all the drawings, but no complete story.
Chris Van Allsburg has pulled my leg. I just discovered, a day later, duh, that the whole thing is a story in and of itself. Silly me. What a great prank.
Another Place, Another Time
If there was an answer, he’d find it here.
The drawings are mysterious, kind of sci-fi-ish. I found the fantasy and the spirit of story telling really inspiring. I like the idea of transforming an imaginative image into a full blown story. I will try to practice this more.