The album cover for Flying Lotus
' latest EP, Pattern+Grid World
, features a close-up portrait of one of Portland illustrator Theo Ellsworth
's intricate, feathery characters. With an album title like Pattern+Grid World
, Flying Lotus certainly could have taken the artwork into any number of stereotypically "cool" directions, but instead, he chose to go with the soft rippling drawings of Ellsworth. And from this was born mutual inspiration, with artist inspiring musician and musician inspiring artist.
Below, we spoke briefly with Ellsworth behind his process of creation. You can also read our previous interview with Ellsworth here