Art by Calder Robinson

"I'm Calder Robinson, artist and illustrator, I specialize in illustrating children's books. In this piece and in most of my work, I try to use absurdity and humor to deal with darker and melancholic topics. This pastel drawing, Intrusion is no different. The nose is bursting into the bathtub, a place which would otherwise be a sanctuary; a place for relaxation and separation from the outside world. This piece explores the struggle to find relaxation amongst the anxieties and intrusive thoughts that can follow one anywhere. The nose referenced belonged to someone important to me, as I was troubled about friendships and relationships at the time."

- Calder Robinson.

Published 22nd April, 2023.

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