The cover design for Overland issue 243 explores the idea of a post-human flooded city. The glass-bottomed kayak makes a window to the submerged world through a screen of floating trash.
I looked at images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch along with areas of the ocean with a lot of plastic pollution. Initially I put a corpse in the kayak before winding it back to the suggestion of a human femur in the finished version, but the ‘dead guy’ process sketch is included on the back cover.
I worked in ink and watercolour on paper.