I am taking part in the Hot Press cover competition
Even if I don’t win, I had the time of my life making it .. but it will be really cool if I make it .. 🙂
The cover is the visual story of a young artist that is thinking about emigration due to the recession and the ongoing brain drain.
There is the dilemma of flying away in search of a better future somewhere else or staying in Ireland waiting for things to improve.
The animals are metaphors, the birds in the background representing the young people that have already left.
The cat symbolizes independence and is looking at the suitcase and is ready to leave, after all all artists have to travel if they really want to make it.