Vegetable Prints Exhibit in Irwin Library

By , August 15, 2011 9:25 am

Irwin Library has a new exhibit hanging on the wall in the Collaborative Learning Space.  It is a series of Vegetable Prints that compliments the New Student Welcome Week Orientation  shared book read:  Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.  Below are details about the exhibit.

Vegetable Prints
produced in ART312 Design: History and Theory, Spring 2011
with Professor Elizabeth Mix.

Students were asked to choose a vegetable to work with over the course of the semester. They wrote three short papers, first examining the aesthetics of the vegetable; second, recounting a food memory (good or bad) from their childhood; third, considering the vegetable as an example of package design. Based on these papers and additional research on the history of their vegetable, they created an identity program that incorporated their knowledge of the history of design. Designs were created featuring their vegetable for the decades between 1880 and the present.

Students featured in this exhibition are Kodi Colip (Peppers); Lindsay Evans (Tomatoes); Devon Henderson (Beets); and Daniel McCullough (Asparagus).

Additional works are displayed in the East Lobby of Lilly Hall. The work is displayed in conjunction with FoodCon2, which opens at the Harrison Center on September 2.

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