Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Arrival

A Picture is worth a thousand words…
The Arrival by Australian artist Shaun Tan is a beautifully illustrated, wordless story that depicts the experience of an immigrant. The story begins with a man leaving his wife and child behind, hoping that his destination promises a better life for them. Carrying just a suitcase and a handful of money, he eventually finds himself in a puzzling city of unfamiliar customs, strange animals, and behind a barrier of unintelligible language. It is here that the immigrant must find a place to live, food to eat and employment, so he might send for the rest of his family. He is helped along the way by strangers, each with their own stories of struggle and survival.
Each time you see Shaun Tan’s work, the more detail emerges from the illustrations. He has created weird and wonderful cities, amazing creatures, and intricate and beautiful images which literally speak a thousand words...

Rachel @ DOV


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