pearl, 2018

Paige Mehrer created this watercolor and gouache work as part of her 2018 zine Mother of Pearl. In pearl, she explores the layered perception of one’s self through the imagery and narrative surrounding oysters and pearls. Mehrer’s use of starkly contrasting yet suffused hues, centering the oblong forms, lends an otherworldly quality to the piece. Published by 2dcloud, Mother of Pearl is part of the broader anthology Mirror Mirror 3, which included two collaborative comics with Haejin Park and Sophie Page. 

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 and gouache on paper

Custom framing recommended in Natural Maple with artwork floated on archival mat board. Please see here for framing options and make a note of frame preference when checking out in the Order Comments.


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