Love transcends all boundaries, and in these Peony Yip illustrations, it seems as though an emotional and physical connection can be made between imaginary and real people. Pairing spectral beings with tangible individuals, Yip depicts lovers being intimate with one another even though one out of the two is always a ghostly apparition. They’re palpable, as Yip has them interacting with other people and their environments, but their all-white presentation with blue outlining suggests that they’re from a world far different from the one her other subjects live in.
Though the series is new and inventive, some Peony Yip rendering trademarks can be found throughout the collection. Many of her subjects have red splatter freckles and the pictures are drawn realistically using pencils. The way she illustrates hair is also simply astounding.