( κολπίσκοι) Vagabonds

The Discovery, 2020, (Digital Media, Collage, and Graphite), w9 x h12 in.

Vagabond, 2020, (Digital Media, Collage, and Graphite), w9 x h12 in.

The Arena, 2020, (Digital Media, Collage, and Graphite), w9 x h12 in.

First Encounter, 2020, (Digital Media, Collage, and Graphite, w12 x h9 in.

Vagabonds, 2020, (Digital Media, Collage, and Graphite), w12 x h9 in.

Posted on: May 18, 2020
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Through this thesis I plan to go outside my comfort zone and create something that won?t simply focus on fantasy but attach real world history to its roots. I want to give my audience an array of narrative illustrations based off my original concept, which was to create a graphic novel that would teach us about some of our oldest ancestry, and have them remain true to the culture and lifestyle during that time period. This thesis concept will be set during ancient Greek times and follow a young male protagonist on his journey as he lives a nomadic existence traveling around Greece. On his travels he will encounter a live Chimera, which in Greek mythology was said to be a fire-breathing beast fused with the bodies of a lion, goat, and snake. This may be the description given to this mythological beast in our history books but what if these depictions were wrong and not only that, but what if these myths were real? If we are presented with stories we learn in history class and never question how they came to be, are we truly learning how not to repeat the mistakes of our ancestors? This thesis will bring to light a whole new perspective on why one should not judge a book by its cover.




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Katherine Irene Hamburger

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BFA Student

Major: Illustration

Graduation Year: 2020


Artist Statement:

As an artist my intention is to produce artwork that not only speaks to myself as an individual but has a voice all its own. Regardless of the medium or form it may take each new work develops a personality and image for itself. An artist’s work is a child we breathe life into, while walking away newly reborn ourselves. When people view my work I want them to walk away feeling inspired. I want their minds to be open to their own imagination and the endless possibilities it presents. Art is meant to provoke a sense of creative freedom and allow its audience to look beyond what is expected, acting as a consolation for many who feel overwhelmed by the pressures of society. My artwork may be created by me but afterwards it begins to speak for itself. Passion is an elusive presence that hides behind the pressure we put on ourselves everyday. When passion is broken free it can be scary due to the change it inspires, but it is still necessary to drive us forward. My passion lies not just in art but in nature, positive change, and empathy. I want to let these feelings drive the art I will create.

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