Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Harrendence

A Harrendence is an artist of genius who is able to produce extremely high quality illustrations within an amazingly short time.

A writer may make a casual remark such as, “Squinty the cyclops was short-sighted and had to wear a monocle; he was very upset when the other cyclops children called him, ‘Two Eyes’.”

A simple offhand throwaway joke; but if made in the vicinity of a Harrendence, the chances are high that an hour or so later a superb illustration of that scenario will be presented to the astonished writer out of the blue. A Harrendence is prone to rendering the scene or situation in a way that is superior to the original conception.

The word is an allusion to Chris Harrendence, an artist of genius who is able to produce extremely high quality illustrations within an amazingly short time. His work often resembles an original hybrid between that of Edward GoreyGary Larson and Jože Tisnikar.