A children’s book I made for my senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art & Design. Artist Statement:

Not being a child, but not yet an adult is a point of convergence I explore in my thesis.
Titled Bloom this children’s book is a collection of moments that explore the blurry lines between reality and imagination. The meeting points of childhood novelty and adulthood prudence, but also naiveté and grimness.
Each illustration is accompanied by a flower, which in the Language of Flowers symbolizes the essence of the tackled subject associated with the journey of growing up. To each, the reader is encouraged to fill in the blanks and make their own story.
My medium of choice is graphite, which offers the precision and stability that counters the fickleness of my imaginary realms. It is also a reflection of the reality I see as an adult, seeing things not as black and white, but instead, different shades of grey
Writer, Illustrator, Designer
May 2017
Children’s Book