Harriet Lee-Merrion (b. 1991) is a free-lance illustrator living in Bristol, originally from Falmouth, Cornwall.
Her recurring theme is the complexity of human condition, analyzed through a visual style which reveals an ideal balance between oriental features and English heritage.
Narrations of love, joy and madness interweave in delicate line works, sometimes without even the need for any colour.
A quote from Susan Sontag, which Harriet Lee Merrion interpreted in one of her drawings, encapsulates all the melancholy running alongside her illustrations: “Most people in this society who aren’t actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics”.
Also visit Harriet Lee Merrion’s tumblr.
[…] based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion (already present in Socks’ archive) works on sophisticated drawings which combine linear figures and volumes […]