The Creation of The Violin
Cape Town, South Africa
Art print by Pearly Yon
Limited edited Giclée print on 330mm x 420mm Hahnemuhle paper
Art prints are sold unframed and signed by the artist
This print is part of an illustrated series inspired by Gypsy Folklore. Pearly Yon's visual translation of these bitter-sweet tales of love, tragedy and adventure is flawlessly narrative as she links design elements to different pieces of the stories. Yet, even without knowing the intriguing background tales, the works stand alone as pieces of art and sophisticated design.
This is a tragic love story of a young maiden who sold her family to the devil so that in return she would receive a violin. Upon hearing the violin the woodsman would be lured to the young maiden and fall in love. They say that people laugh and cry and dance when they hear the violin because it is such a tragically beautiful sound.
Simone Hodgskiss is the illustrator, designer and letterer behind Pearly Yon. Born South African and raised in Australia, she now runs a one man show from her studio in the heart of the beautiful city of Cape Town. Living in a eclectic country like South Africa which is so abundant in culture, Simone finds inspiration in all kinds of people and places. With a love of print and all things paper, her journey continues as she explores new styles, techniques and medium of illustration and lettering. The name Pearly Yon came from Simone's grandmother who always said “whatever you do make sure you do it properly” which is a motto Simone practises with each project Pearly Yon undertakes - each work has a distinct sense of narrative and thoughtful integrity.