IN COLLABORATION WITH THE KENT STATE WICK POETRY CENTER AND CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
This poster was created with the help of the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State. They provided a poem to each designer at random that had been written about Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The poets were locals who had been inspired by the park to create a poetic inventory of the wildlife found there.
The poem featured is "Interrupted Fern" by Kathleen Cerveny. I was moved to create an illustration that highlighted the truly exciting features of a plant typically thought of as very simple. I pulled from specific words such as 'unfolding', 'pinnae', and 'unfurling' and aimed to create a forestlike atmosphere that would draw the viewer into the words in a physical way, stepping forward to read as if to enter the scene themselves.