Here are all 9 pieces from my first thesis project!
At the beginning of the semester, I read folktales from around the world and sought out interesting imagery and characters to develop into 9 full page illustrations. As I made each illustration, I did a ton of research into the clothing, symbols, patterns, and other related imagery from the each story’s culture.
I am fascinated by old stories and how they have been passed down and shaped future stories. I learned a lot from this project, but I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface! There is so much more to these unique cultures, and I’ll continue to draw inspiration from them.
For each individually, and some process sketches see the links below:
All are available as prints on my inprnt!
Thank you everyone for your support over the past year! Here’s to a great 2014!
A day so happy.
Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.
Also by Czeslaw Milosz: Late Ripeness
On this day in:
2013: This Be The Verse, Philip Larkin
2012: We Did Not Make Ourselves, Michael Dickman
2011: Happiness (3), Jean Valentine
2010: When I Think, Jeanne Marie Beaumont
2009: The Poem, Franz Wright
2008: Morning Poem, Robin Becker
2007: Supple Cord, Naomi Shihab Nye
2006: Wish For a Young Wife, Theodore Roethke
2005: The Benjamin Franklin of Monogamy, Jeffrey McDaniel