12 House: passage, 2017

Paige Mehrer often mines symbology from religious to ancient sources to explore the intertwining psychological and physical manifestations of one’s self. In this watercolor work, she employs astrology to examine her “internal narratives,” illustrating a house in various forms suffering under the rule of water sign Pisces. The piece was created for Mehrer’s zine 12 House, which was published by TXTBooks and debuted simultaneously at Toronto Comics Art Festival 2018 and MissRead Berlin 2018. 

Paige Mehrer is an illustrator who lives and works in New York. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Lucky Peach, PLANSPONSOR, Broadly, VICE, The Portland Mercury, Food52, Curbed, Study Hall, Here Mag, and Mehrer’s comics have been published by 2dcloud, Colorama, TXTBooks, Plum Press, Hue, and VICE. 

Watercolor on cotton paper

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