I’m not sure how I’ve only just discovered the work of American illustrator and designer Jenna Barton, but better now than never at all and rest assured I’m paying close attention now.
I have a particular fondness for visual art that invites the viewer to construct their own narratives about what they’re seeing. Barton’s cryptic scenes and enigmatic creatures don’t just seem to demand this sort of response, the storytelling starts inside your head before you’ve even realized it.
In addition to creating beautifully haunting pictures for us to bask in and ponder, Barton also creates editorial illustrations, album artwork and posters, and game artwork.
You can check out more of Jenna Barton’s wonderful creations on her website or by following her on Instagram or Facebook. She also has a web store full of prints and other lovely merch covered in her designs.
I, for one, actively hope that at least a few of Barton’s eldritch beings follow me into my dreams. I tend to have nightmares and something tells me they’re exactly the sort of backup I could use.