The Merz Box project is a touring exhibition based around the Dada artist, kurt schwitters's fairy tales. I was given the story "The ugly young woman" to illustrate.
Recently I've been obsessed with botanical illustrations, It's a new passion for me and I'm really enjoying it. I usually combine it with my desire (I'm not too sure why i enjoy it) for drawing insects, which I translate into illustrations partly from reference books and partly just make up.
The story reads that, The Handsome Young man gets tired of all the vain pretty girls constantly seeking attention and dares that we will dance with the ugliest woman at the ball. All of the beautiful women get offended and worried that he's hinting they're the ugliest. They don't want to be deemed ugly and start to fight about who's the prettiest. The story states that ugly people have their place in the world, and are more concerned with other matters, so I illustrated the handsome young man pointing maliciously at the ugly young woman, but she isn't concerned with his insults about her looks.