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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.


artists' books; Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation




Faculty / Course

Andrea Dezso and Dr Lucy Spelman - SCI-W422-01 *hawai'i: Art and Science Of Conservation

Materials + Techniques

Handmade paper, homemade natural paint, watercolor, colored pencil

Student Narrative

This is an artist book that I created for a travel course to Hawaii about the art and science of conservation. It tells the story of the Kalo plant as the origin of the Hawaiian people. Throughout the trip, I have been very interested in the stories that were told about the different plants and animals and how they connect people to the environment. I think that these stories are important aspects of conservation as I notice that they play an important role in cultivating a sense of reverence and respect towards the natural world in Hawaiian culture.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2024

Mamo Na Haloa



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