Senior Exhibition 2014 Gallery



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Creation Date



Materials: Watercolor and Ink

Dimensions: 8x10 inches

Project Advisor: Rob Neilson

Year of Graduation: 2014



Artist Statement

My imagination functions in a very escapist manner. I have a tendency to ruminate on the particular quirks that arise in day-to-day life. These quirks manifest themselves in people and occurrences, and through removed observation and my twisted imagination I am able to make up all kinds of weird little stories.

Dovetailing off a previous study on typography, I find myself continually interested in the presentation of text and the process of hand lettering. I like the idea of juxtaposing the cutesiness of rhyming poetry with dry humored subject matter, and the storybook format allowed me to present both elements in a harmonious way. I chose to render the illustrations in a cartoonish aesthetic in an effort to simplify larger ideas into more relatable forms.

Themes that arose while working on Storybook Escapism were those of ascension and transformation.


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