The artwork is an homage to the Japanese artist Sasakisan.
I love the idea of a mineral deep in the earth as a metaphor for the heart. I listened to the band’s music for a while and started looking at images of Sasakisan’s artwork – he’s a Japanese collage artist who works with 2-4 maximum images at a time so his work is very minimal, but so powerful and it conveys peace and transcendence.
These are sketches that I created using cut paper and a script typeface. The mineral that she’s holding in her hand is a metaphor for a peaceful offering from the heart. She’s offering her heart, however imperfect or awkward it may be.
Final album artwork for The Band of Love coming soon…