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Marike Le Roux

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Human Zoo by Marike Le Roux

“Human Zoo”

Medium: Gouache, coloured pencil & fine liner on Fabriano

Inspiration: Earlier this year, people all around the world were forced to stay indoors, have limited contact with each other and only leave their cramped-up spaces under special circumstances. Freedom of movement was limited and often unattainable.  I kept on wondering what a peculiar experience it must’ve been for the birds, animals and plants who could now observe US from the outside, trapped inside our cages, unhappy and depressed. Oh, the irony.

Illustration, woman sitting on bed by Marike Le Roux

“Time to Think”

Medium: Gouache on Fabriano

Inspiration: An unexpected consequence of having to distance ourselves socially, was that we suddenly had a lot of time to think. This forced break from our fast-paced lives suddenly confronted me with questions like ‘What am I doing with my life?’ and ‘Why am I here?

Artist Bio: Marike le Roux is a freelance illustrator and educator from Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a specific interest in visual storytelling. Her work deals with the human experience of connecting to oneself, to each other and to nature. See more of her work on her website (marikeleroux.com) or Behance (behance.net/marikeleroux).

Instagram: @marikeleroux_illustrator

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