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vicki ling’s ‘hanging by a string’


When you’re worn down and overwhelmed, getting through the day can feel like a perilous balancing act. Chicago-based artist and illustrator Vicki Ling has somehow distilled those exact feelings into a series of delicate pencil drawings, and for that she deserves a round of applause. Although Vicki set out to depict how precarious our modern-day societies can be, we reckon her illustrations also mirror the internal turmoil you feel when it all gets too much. In her series ‘Hanging by a String’, Vicki’s artfully arranged objects are held together by a single red string, a suggestion that everything could come crashing down with one pull of the chord. It's beautiful and quietly devastating, and if you fancy seeing more of Vicki's fragile works, check out her folio over here.