BLOOD OF THE ORTOLAN
Game Artist | 2014-2015
Meet Richard Hofmeier. Romantic, artist, vagabond, and a dear friend. Someone I have had the tremendous honor to work with.
For Blood of the Ortolan, Richard wanted to create a game exploring the beauty and perversity behind what we eat.
I settled on a palette of rich dark colors, Egon Schiele-esq proportions, claustrophobic camera angles and the excessive use of a digital grease pencil to bring this dinner party from hell to life.
“Devotees claim they can taste the bird's entire life as they chew in the darkness: the wheat of Morocco, the salt air of the Mediterranean, the lavender of Provence. The pea-sized lungs and heart, saturated with Armagnac from its drowning, are said to burst in a liqueur-scented flower on the diner's tongue. Enjoy with a good Bordeaux.”
- Stewart Lee Allen, The Devil's Garden: A Sinful History Of Forbidden Food