Miss Cyndi’s Illustrations Speak to the Solitary Life of a Freelancer
How does one draw “warmness?” It’s not something we typically think about until we stumbled across Taiwanese illustrator Miss Cyndi‘s work. Miss Cyndi is a self-professed animal lover and coffee drinker, who enjoys the simple beauties of life, like a hot cup of tea, doing yoga in her underwear, and people watching from her apartment window. Her art is like an homage to the beauty of solitude, a wondrous window into the life of a freelancer. And since we are freelancers ourselves, we can definitely empathize.
But Miss Cyndi’s work is more than just doodles of everyday life. She also explores deeper truths with a poetic touch, showcasing the surreal boundaries of what’s considered “feminine” and the limits within that construct. Her world isn’t always butterflies and coffee and animals. There’s a lone sadness to her work that expresses the downsides of hermit-hood. But when asked in an interview if she would rather work full time in an agency or continue life as a freelancer, she said she prefers the freedom of the freelance life. And that’s ultimately what Miss Cyndi’s work is all about–complete personal freedom. And when you think about it, that approach to life is indeed the warmest.