I was given an Illustration assignment last year to create a series based on a mystery. I actually was at a loss up until the night before the project was due for a really killer concept. And then it struck me! Here in British Columbia the last half decade has been marked by the repeated discovery of left feet washing up on the beaches. At the time there was no name for this, but in the time since this project this phenomenon has been dubbed the Salish Sea Mystery. And what a thing to be known for, BC I mean; really good marijuana, and dismembered human feet.
For my final concept I envisioned a lone trucker picking up a lone hitchhiker, somewhere along the Highway of Tears, Highway 16, where as many as 43 women have been killed or mysteriously disappeared since 1942. The eye is already on the prize, and the tag is already on the toe.
To date, eleven feet have been found.
Mystery. 1 of 2.
Pandora Young. 2011