Flux: Nosebleed

An illustration for The Menteur magazine on the topic of ‘Flux’

 

“Flux: A discharge of blood or other matter from or within the body”

 

For this illustration I was inspired by my own experience of having sudden nosebleeds in times of emotional turmoil and stress. One way of interpreting this is that, when we try and keep strong feelings locked away and forcibly suppressed within us, the body finds a way of disrupting this restriction, and the emotions come flowing out – in this case in a stream of blood.

 

About HannahMumby

Illustrator; lover of ink and gouache. Currently based in Exeter UK. If you are interested in my work or would like to ask a question, please email: hannahmumby@gmail.com

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