Garnered is an illustrated memoir consisting of ten chapters, each dedicated to a house Madd has lived in. This project was a way to explore the concept of belonging somewhere, and to understand that the places people live are more than pieces of trivia. Through a combination of collage, illustration, and prose vignettes, Garnered demonstrates that we are a collection of parts and places, and that we are not defined entirely by our point of origin. We are made of our homes, as they are made of us, and this will always be true.
Madd Kruidenier is a line-heavy illustrator/designer, specialising in story-driven illustration and text design. Originally from the Netherlands, Madd grew up mostly in the UK and moved to the US at fifteen years old. They now draw from a variety of influences between the three countries, and often make work about their feelings surrounding ‘home.’
Madd recently graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Through their work, they attempt to capture the human experience in all its charming glory, working both traditionally and digitally to do so.
Madd works in a muted but colourful palette, pushing texture, linework, and impulse. They try to include hand- drawn type in most of their work, typically giving a piece a nonsensical caption or phrase. The words are not often planned, and usually exist to add texture to the image.