Christina Tsevis, an Athens-based visual artist Christina Tsevis, a.k.a. crosti. Her illustration is among the most whimsical I’ve seen. Most of her characters are kids, and her color choices are bold and vibrant.
In her interview she gave to Maria Popova she speaks about the symbolism behind the red-haired girl character which in more recent work has her eyes closed in almost all of the illustration.
That’s Chloe. She made her first “appearance” in June 2009.
This entire series of illustrations isn’t commissioned and was created out of my need to express things that I couldn’t or didn’t want to put in words.
John Lennon wrote, “Living is easy with eyes closed” for Strawberry Fields Forever and I guess that’s a big part of why Chloe always has her eyes closed — she doesn’t want to face reality and prefers to live in her own dream world where things are still the way she remembers them to be.