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The three illustrations are legally authorized by Ellie 효정 Lee for use on this website, www.taweichi.com. Lee's other works can be found on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asiancyborg/

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Illustration 1
Title: Momo Is Born and Named ‘Momo’ As In ‘Peach’
Year: 2022
Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 9x12.5 in (22.86 x 31.75 cm)
Image Description: A watercolor illustration depicting a peach floating in the sky above a barren and dry Earth amidst two suns. Spindly trees that can be presumed to be dead reach out towards the peach, which is peeled back to reveal a fetus inside.

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Illustration 2
Title: Momo Meets Andy
Year: 2022
Medium: Watercolor
Dimensions: 9x12.5 in (22.86 x 31.75 cm)
Image Description: A watercolor illustration of two figures reaching out towards each other. The figure on the right is seemingly human, the one on the left an android. They stand naked in the middle of a street with buildings in the background. The sun is rising and a rainbow appears above both their heads. There is a arched border containing one eye on each side that reflect their corresponding figures: a robot eye on the left, a human eye on the right.

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Illustration 3
Title: Momo Opens the World
Year: 2022
Medium: Watercolor 
Dimensions: 9x12.5 in (22.86 x 31.75 cm)
Image Description: A watercolor illustration of an android girl facing the viewer. Her head is split open to reveal tinier, smaller heads going back infinitely. At the bottom center, there is an infinity symbol with the words “ad infinitum” written in cursive.

 

LEE ON THEIR PROCESS OF WORK:

To reflect the novel that they were inspired by, these illustrations were produced using a variety of both digital and traditional methods. First, the sketch was completed on Procreate and printed on Strathmore watercolor paper. It was painted traditionally using watercolors and the underneath sketch was refined in graphite. Afterwards, the painting was scanned and edited digitally in Photoshop before finally being printed again on archival paper.