Sunday, 15 May 2011

House under a Crazy Star

Within the story I am illustrating, The Zookeeper's Wife, the house that sheltered the fugitives became known on the Polish Underground by the code name House under a Crazy Star. I love this image of the young boy's perspective on the house where he lived, and the magical feeling it seems to invoke. Also, the old photograph of the little girl in the sky area at the top suggests to me that it could either be a memory of his sister, as they had two children, or it could be a memory of a person who had passed through the house in hiding. The elevation of the house on stilts suggests a Noah's ark or a safe haven. The film A Safe Haven has been made of the story, and also a film is to be released as I understand, from Scion Films.

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