’Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys is one of my favourite novels, but all the book jackets I have seen, I don’t think do the book any justice. It’s full of beautiful imagery and a really powerful story based around the mad wife of Mr Rochester in ’Jane Eyre’. My cover, has the concept of the beauty and fragile mental state of the main female protagonist which could be broken at any moment. Many of the themes that run through the book are centred around mental health, fragility, beauty and fire. Don’t take my word for it, pick up a copy and read it for yourself, I promise you won’t be able to put it down!
A few smaller dress experiments. The larger I worked the easier I found it to get the shape and flow of the material right. Each dress had different types of material, colours and embellishments to consider. Phew!