How Bruce Sanguin started their illustration or graphics journey
Who are you known as?
Eve's Reach: Church for Evolving Mystics
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I'm an on-line membership site. My target audience is the spiritual but not religious, disenfranchised or disillusioned Christians who are looking for a credible, but not rationalistic alternative to fundamentalism, and to academic religion. The spirituality of the evolutionary process itself is applied to Christianity and will appeal to a post-postmodern person of faith, or even open atheists. "Eve's Reach" is a reference to the garden of Eden, reframing Eve's desire (metaphorically reaching for the apple) as a positive expression of desire, reframing desire as the engine of spiritual evolution itself.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I want an image of Eve (or just an arm) reaching out (metaphorically) for the apple, possibly with a serpent/snake somewhere against a subtle background of stars/Earth/the universe/galaxy. So this is a take on the ancient Genesis myth of the garden of Eden, but as stated above it's a reframing of desire (the reaching out) as a positive, evolutionary driver. It is going to be a banner style. If you look at the Thomas Hubl website below, just substitute stars/cosmos, and some subtle (watermark) suggestion of an arm reaching across.
It's for the home page of a website I'm building, and will be used on digital newsletters, etc. It's the reach, the reaching out, that is more important than actually holding the apple. So it would be better if "Eve", or even just an image of an arm or a suggestion of two arms, masculine and feminine reaching toward the apple, but not grasping it yet, was the focus.