The artwork of Associate Professor Kirsty Buchannan ’83 is on sale right now at the True/False film festival. Her Japanese beetle design, “Infestation,” was selected by the festival, among the work of other artists, as best exemplifying the theme “Stranger<-->Host.”

 Buchanan’s work was selected for an umbrella design last year. She has had t-shirts designs selected for other festival years as well.

“I typically start with thumbnail drawings that explore a variety of motifs answering the prompt, which this year meant exploring evocative relationships,” said Buchanan, a faculty member in the School of Design and an alumna of Stephens.

“In this year's case, I explored ideas related to borders and invasions, played with elements such as a football play diagram, battle diagrams, Pacman and a brain tumor. Usually I submit three designs, and the brain tumor, football play and a Japanese beetle design were my final submissions. The Japanese beetle design made the final cut.”

You can read more about the design selection process at:

Stephens film students also had their work selected for the festival’s Gimme Truth! competition. Read more here: Three student films to be shown at True/False Gimme Truth! competition

 Read Buchanan’s faculty bio here:


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