David Bowie, Rest in Peace

David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday. This animated tribute to the musician’s many faces was created by U.K. illustrator Helen Green for Bowie’s 69th birthday, which was just last week; it’s a lovely way to remember how expansive his career was.

David Bowie by Helen Green

I came to his music late—I remember trying, many times, as a teenager to grasp it but it was too sophisticated and advanced for me, and it wasn’t until I was in my twenties when it finally started to register how preternatural was his talent. In time, his artistry came to mean so much to me, and I’m deeply saddened by his passing.