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Lauren Merritt, Apollo Robbins (before opened), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Apollo Robbins (after opened), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Eric Jones (before opened), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Eric Jones (after opened), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Fey Presto (Curtain Closed), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Fey Presto (Curtain Open), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Lauren Merritt, Fey Presto (tabs opened), 2019, Digitally Painted, 18" x 24"

Posted on: May 8, 2019
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Magic has been around just as long as art has, and both can be just as powerful as the other. With the conjuring arts, most of the magician's goals are to create an experience for the audience to remember and to talk about years to come. Illustration holds the same value and can impact kids to remember their favorite book just by the cover art. It?s not always just the show that matters, its the after effects when everything in their mind settles in and they start to talk about what they witnessed. With magic, it is how strong the showmanship is and how long they can sustain the belief in the impossible within those short moments. I think there can be said that there is a strong connection with the viewer and the artist when it comes to showmanship. If I can recreate that authentic connection with the audience through illustrations and the interactive quality of tab books. I hope it will bring back that childish sense of wonder back to my audience.




Lauren Scott Merritt Jr.

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BFA Student

Major: Illustration

Graduation Year: 2019

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