Lilith – Karlee Lillywhite

 

Title:

Lilith

 

Medium: 

Digitally coloured graphite drawings combined with text

 

Description:

‘Lilith’ is a digital illustration piece that combines text from George MacDonald’s novel Lilith with hand drawn, digitally coloured images. The long, vertical frame is meant to be meditatively scrolled through on a phone screen — a journey walked with one’s finger. The piece attempts to retell the pandemic narrative through the excerpts from Lilith and to offer viewers a chance to reflect on their stories through the dark, yet hopeful and enchanted lens that MacDonald’s novel offers. You can read more about the process behind this piece here.

 

Bio:

Karlee Lillywhite is an illustrator who is passionate about the ability of images to illuminate words and ideas. She believes that together, words and images can guide us into more enchanted and embodied ways of seeing and being in the world. Ranging from murals and children’s book pictures to custom logos and editorial illustrations, her work is informed by history, literature and theology and often combines traditional mediums with digital techniques. As an MLitt student in St Andrews’ Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, she explores the devotional possibilities of illustration with emphasis on the visions of female mystics.

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Author

  • Karen is finishing a PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management, consulting, and pastoral and theatre ministry. She explores theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation (specifically Playback Theatre) and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. Karen was an editor for Transpositions from 2017 to 2022. As Editor-in-Chief, she fostered a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept, hosted the In/break exhibition on the Transpositions site, and introduced regular series into the publishing schedule.

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