Dec. 18, 2023

Happy Holidays from the Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate student designs the faculty’s 2023 holiday card
Cyanotype artwork, a field of blue and white wind turbines with a windmill in the foreground.

A call for submission sponsored through the Office of the Dean for the first annual Faculty of Arts holiday card received a wide range of student submissions from across the fourteen departments and schools that comprise the Faculty of Arts. A cyanotype by Zoey Watson, a third year BA Art History, Minor in Architectural Studies student from the Department of Art and Art History was chosen as the 2023 design.

Cyanotype image. A field of blue and white wind turbines with a windmill in the foreground.

Watson’s artist statement describes The Past and the Future as an artwork, captured through the medium of Cyanotype, [that] serves as a visual narrative entwined with the theme of climate, energy, and sustainability. This high-contract blue and white composition features an old windmill, emblematic of the past, juxtaposed against a backdrop of numerous contemporary white windmills. Set in an expansive field under a cloud strewn sky, the artwork symbolizes the evolving landscape of energy production.”

Watson’s work has been printed onto a limited-edition card, as well as formatted as a digital image for website and social media.

Congratulations to Zoey Watson, and a sincere thank you to all students who submitted their artworks for consideration.