For generations the Face Changers have made the clay tokens that change the winds and faces of their kin. This month the youngest is tasked to take the ten thousand footsteps to the top of the mountain and engulf the town in the winds of change.
Inspired by the parental tall tale of warning “if the wind changes your face will stick like that,” as well as Judeo-Christian mythology and the mythology of Australian aboriginal tribes, Junction combines a variety of influences to produce a magical piece of modern mythmaking.
Junction is an ideal book for young readers attracted to a more bizarre aesthetic, showing children how to break traditional design rules to create art with a distinct perspective. Adults can find value in the intricacy of Jurevicius’ craft, and the textured crosshatching, immersive composition, and vibrant, varied color palette bring a captivating splendour to the narrative.
Nathan Jurevicius' work achieves the minor miracle of being aggressively weird, deeply compelling and entirely satisfying... a rare achievement that only a true master of mysterio autentico can accomplish.
Nathan Jurevicius is an Australian-Canadian illustrator who has worked in a variety of media including designer toys, video games and animation. He is best known for his acclaimed multi-platform project the psychedelic and heartfelt modern folktale Scarygirl. Nathan currently lives and works in Toronto.