Earth Mother

Earth Mother

Artist – Cathy Simpson

Sponsored by: Marion Owen Travel

Marion Owen Travel

Design Description

I was interested in the impact of aviation on the modern world, and whole idea of the gipsy moth as the name of an aeroplane, and the actual insect. It seemed to me that the natural world was now being taken over by the manmade one – a reality which is becoming increasingly true. My design shows a map of the world in all its organic beauty, contrasting with the clean artificiality of the aeroplanes and their flight paths.

My design also includes a flock of migrating geese – as a reminder of who conquered the skies first!


Artist Statement

Cathy Simpson is an illustrator and cartoonist who was intentionally born in Hull so she could play cricket for the Yorkshire team! She has illustrated many books and greetings cards, and is one of the few female members of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation.

She has worked in art education, community arts and as an artist in mental health, but has now moved back to her studio. Her work is always intended to delight and amuse!