i first stumbled upon cookie moon’s (aka sara laimon) “come on already” series of lonely trains, while scrolling through gelada‘s addictive instagram profile. something about my state of mind, be it yom hashoa, israel’s holocaust remembrance day or the never ending feeling of isolation, be it being far from my family that struck a chord.
“this series of trains illustrated on white background was created during the covid-19 outbreak. the claustrophobic feeling of isolation and the general will to “go out already” has evolved into these illustrations that frame this period as a slow, ongoing crash.”
on one hand, there is something quite mesmerizing and touching about the fact that an illustrated line (the train) strikes the bare background without any other distraction in sight. on the other hand, it feels like sara’s trains know that they are about to crash into the unknown just like the pandemic life that keeps crashing into our lives.
life happens and so is the bucket full of emotions and misconceptions about this crazy time that we all live in.
i love the fact that sara’s trains are full of movement even while existing in thin air and without any tracks or surroundings that will save them from that said crash.
i’m not sure where i’m headed with all these dark emotions but i can’t wait to see what the future holds for sara’s wicked and unapologetic art.
Thank you See you soon