‘Bound’ by Mx. Morgan Robles
Artist: Mx. Morgan Robles
Medium: Pen, ink, and gouache on Arches paper
Dimensions: 9″ x 7″
Year of Creation: 2024
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
“A large body of my work contains a connection to a physical world and a ‘spiritual’ world. Typically in these illustrations, the animals are walking and existing among those who came before them – not necessarily as a blood relation, but at the very least, a familiar figure. Whether or not the animals know the spiritual figures are there, they interact or play in some way.
In this particular piece, the stags are bounding down a hill, and with them is a single, red cord. The cord symbolizes a blood connection between them, be it familial blood, romantic bond, or simply both them being deer binds them. Regardless of the cord, they still frolic freely with grace and purpose. The title is a play on the word – hopping, destined travel, confined. I often think about and admire animals’ innate sense of their surroundings, survival, and migration, and I illustrate it with a fantastical, emotive approach.” – Mx. Morgan Robles
About the Artist:
Mx. Morgan is a self-disciplined artist and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. Their work is best known for its use of surreal and macabre themes, utilizing animals and nature. They use these themes to explore their experience with mental illness, gender identity, and intergenerational connections and ties to the natural world to simply name a few.