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Publication Date



artists'books, Student Artists' Book Contest, first


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Apparel Design

Faculty / Course

Leslie Hirst, Design

Materials + Techniques

Presentation board, drawing paper, marker, ink

Student Narrative

This artist book combines realistic illustrations of life with their corresponding symbols observed from daily life. The whole book starts and ends with a circle symbolizing the cycle of life, while the shape of the book is an imperfect circle representing the variety of life. It illustrates the lowest levels of life in the world to more complex organisms like the plants, the animals and the human beings. Not only is each character connected naturally by the food chain but also by the eternal continuity of life. This artist book has a simple arrangement with various ways of presentation. It has no end and no beginning.

The Cycle of Life - Circle



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