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LAURIE WHITEHILL PURCHASE PRIZE | $375 Purchase prize winners receive a cash reward and the books are added to the Fleet Library at RISD Special Collections' Artists' Book collection. 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.


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Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Martie Holmer, EFS Design Studio

Materials + Techniques

Box, laser cut paper, printed paper, water color

Student Narrative

Humpback whales move around the pacific ocean starting from Hawaii, Alaska, to California. The book shows their journey all the way to Hawaii to California. Normally, they go to Alaska, where they can get abundant food source - creel shrimp. Then they go to California Bay to give a birth for their child. The book documents and follows the birth of humpback whales and their life underwater.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2025

100 days for birth



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