Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
Art - Studio Emphasis
The purpose of this series of fine art infographic posters was to combine visual art with information to create an instructional and compelling body of work about horticulture. As part of my Honors Senior Research Project, I designed five large-scale posters with the individual pieces focusing on one topic of gardening. Together they form a foundation for anyone to begin their own successful garden.
The series includes information from how to begin growing plants to how to maintain a healthy garden. Since there are many ways to approach each of these processes, I described methods based on the variety of sources from which I gathered information, and from my own limited experiences.
In the work, I emphasized the illustrations, diagrams, and overall composition in order for them to be visually attractive, and to help explain various concepts. I also aimed to form images that reflect note taking and the aesthetic of the pages in a sketchbook. Text is loosely organized along with its corresponding images while plants, flowers, leaves, and earth enter into the negative spaces to tie the entire composition together.
Uhase, Maria, "The Basics of Horticulture" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 806.