how strange it was—to see things left behind
and be glad that one was moved.
From the first time watching [Sarah Kinlaw's] video, it reminded me of my own experience of home and growing up with my dad flying me around in his Piper Cub, rather than her own dad driving her around in his boat. There was a feeling of calm familiarity in her experience so I decided to adapt her piece into a drawing of my own parallel view in my life. I chose a blue piece of paper to work on because it reminded me of the sky and I found it comforting to know someone else enjoys the similar silence of spending time in their father's element.
Celeste Byers is an artist and enthusiast of the existential from Ocean Beach in San Diego, California. Since graduating with a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2012, she has been working as a freelance illustrator, muralist, and installation artist in the United States, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia. Her work is largely inspired by the natural world, inter-dimensional realities, and the subconscious mind, often conveying the mystical nature hidden in everyday life. She hopes to remind others of the magic and beauty of our universe.