The Clifton Harvey Castaway series is a beautiful representation of the pain of giving up one's property and material things.
These photo-illustrations are charged with sentiments and deformed subjects that seem to be lost in an open, blue sky. Like out of a fiction movie, these illustrations are a visual take of the pain and nostalgia experience by people when they need to say goodbye.
The American-born artist combines real photography with drawings to convey a stronger artistic message. These sketches were previously tossed out by the artist, thinking they weren't any good. However, after discovering them again, he realized that he could now fill in the missing gaps. The landscapes of these photos are real and all of them have shiny skies, which create a visual contradiction with the feelings of the protagonist.
The Clifton Harvey Castaway series is a sentimental art reproduction. It is, as Harvey states, "a dedication to the departed and an elegy for everyone left behind, hoping for a reunion in the imaginary places they miss."
Farewell Fantasy Illustrations
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