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The Lotus Eater

The Lotus Eater by W. Somerset Maugham, Art book design for Parsons Spring 2015

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The Lotus Eater
  • Role: Graphic Designer + Painter
  • Location: New York, NY (Parsons)

The Lotus Eater is a short story by W. Somerset Maugham, about a man who abandons conventional responsibilities to live a life of leisure in Capri. However, his pursuit of happiness is tainted by an anticipaited expiration date. The cover art is a black and white type interpretation of the bathers in Capri with the tonal value representing the protagonist’s descent into insanity. This solution became the frame for an accordion book of paintings that depict Capri’s Faraglioni rocks in various states of chroma and tonal reductions. This color evolution symbolizes the protagonist’s deteriorating mental state as the story progresses.

The Lotus Eater
The Lotus Eater
 The Lotus Eater