Undergraduate student. Year of graduation: 2019. Major: Illustration. Class: The Artist's Book. Faculty: Judy Sue Goodwin-Sturges. Photographed by Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018.
Materials + Techniques
Re-purposed stuffed animal, felt, muslin, zipper, transferred text
This book is a love letter to possums and underdogs. The possum is an animal I've always felt especially close to, especially after leaving my hometown in the Midwest. I have always thought of them as underdogs - They're seen as varmint and 'trashy' animals, when they're really quite shy, docile and clean. This book was made from my stuffed animal, gifted to me by a close friend. Unzip the pouch in her tummy, and you can pull out a string of baby possums holding onto a poem.
artists' books, opossums, underdogs, poetry