A few years back, I started an illustration series titled “Walking Shadows.” It received a fair amount of attention and seemed to connect with people on a very personal level. One entry resonated with viewers more than any other in the series.
The piece was titled “Hero” and depicted a young boy with the shadow of a superhero. The image isn’t necessarily about the superhero. It’s about a child’s imagination and potential. It’s about how a kid can be anything they want to be. The guy in the cape just helps represent those aspirations. The hero they see themselves as, or one day being. Whatever kind or hero that may be.