In 2012, the Art Direction class I was part of created a gallery show titled, Raw and Undefined, which took place in Chicago, IL at a restaurant called Brunch. For my contribution to the show, I produced two posters, a personal piece and a process book interpreting what I saw as raw and undefined. For my first poster, a woman's unanimated head has been subjected to a downpour of life experiences. She is beginning to awaken. An excerpt from the book, Finding Fish- A Memoir, is superimposed over her. It speaks of the seemingly raw and random life experiences that rain down upon us all.
In the second poster, the downpour of life's raw experiences invokes growth and more self-awareness. The woman begins to process her experiences and begins to decide how she will grow from them. She begins to come alive.
For the personal piece, I chose to create a three-dimensional cut-paper work that shows the woman in a unique and full bloom. She has taken her raw and initially undefined experiences and has processed them and refined them into beautiful, individual and unique growth.