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: https://www.voxmagazine.com/city/truefalse-tshirts-design-film-festival-2019/article_5d9c2cd0-28cd-11e9-acce-0bbacd3452d9.html
Read Buchanan’s faculty bio here: https://www.stephens.edu/academics/programs-of-study/sod/faculty/
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