Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Major

Art - Studio Emphasis

Research Sponsor

David Szalay

First Reader

Matthew Kolodziej

Second Reader

Elisa Gargarella

Abstract

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.

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