I’m an artist and storyteller obsessed with bringing the world in my head to life.
I’m frequently inspired by science-fiction / fantasy as well as Japanese media and manga-style illustrators. I’m also inspired by the complete opposite—Gothic art from the Middle Ages along with my Christian upbringing. But there’s another inspiration to my work and writing, something more ironic: my own mental illness. My obsessions, my compulsions, my escapism.
The spark of different characters across different worlds can be found in my art and its accompanying writings. Their stories are shared via illustration, where you can only glance through a window, and writing, where you are welcomed inside.
I work within a theme of duality. Reflections are a motif shown literally and symbolically through various concepts, worlds, and characters. Everything has a mirror image—my work alone is a reflection of the escape world that took ten years to find an escape from. But even now, I still co-reside in two different places: reality and the world in my head.
S.R. Finch's art expresses the lives of her characters, whose stories are told through illustrations alongside narratives written in their perspective.
The characters reside in four primary worlds, the Nation of Biofront, the Land of Occipitalis, the Kingdom of Temporal, and the Planet of Parietaine. Each world contains the same character collective living different lives, and every story focuses on someone else.
Primarily, however, she works as the lead concept artist for Reflections, an indie game studio. Sadly, the games have never sold well, so they announced print spin-offs of their four major series so more people could enjoy them. And since they can't afford server fees, S.R. Finch is forced to use her portfolio website to share them. Well, she also wrote the spin-offs. One does wonder if Reflections is truly a one-woman show.
"Self Portrait," 9x12in, alcohol marker & graphite on watercolor paper, 2023