Date: Sunday, October 7
Address: Webster University, 8342 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119
Media: Drawing, Graphic Design / Illustration
Studio Features: ADA Accessible, Child-Friendly, Restroom, Refreshments
Sequential art and illustration can transcend the pages and become like film; they call upon imagination. My work strives to tell stories in innovative ways that immerse the viewer and usually feature the human form as a strong narrative element. The figure is a universal communication of emotion, and even in my work that does not blatantly feature the body, it is echoed in the shape of the frame or the organic flow of a texture or design.
I want to create images that not only submerge the viewer in the narrative, but are also centered on women and marginalized folks. Drawing off of Queer Theory, I aim to infiltrate spaces such as books and fiction, genres such as horror and adventure, mediums like sequential art, and rework the normative and heteronormative.
I am interested in the strange and the unexpected, and using light, color, and alternative angles to layer a narrative. Working with different mediums, such as printmaking, papermaking, and bookbinding, I am able explore illustration in manners as strange as the subject.