The White Deer Offers Symbolically Charged Animal Imagery

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 6, 2016
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Peony Yip is an Hong Kong-born illustrator who goes by the name 'The White Deer' -- a name that seems to reference her connection to the wildlife that she so often portrays.

Much of The White Deer's work is incredibly detailed, with the artist allowing her viewers to immerse themselves in the supernatural and haunting worlds she creates for them. In some of her more recent pieces, she does this by linking humanistic and animalistic qualities into one entity, making her creatures look as though they're part of a fantasy.

The majority of The White Deer's illustrations separate black and white subjects with color, making the vibrant tones pop, generating a poetic meaning. By showing a gray fish cut down the middle with bright red flowers exposed, the White Deer seems to comment on a contradiction between external and internal traits.