Now in its fifth year, The Summer Fellows Program provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace to observe, engage, and participate in unique projects and programs. Here are their stories.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
This past March, Greg released a book called Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower. As the title indicates, this non-fiction picture book centers around the insane life of Robert Miller aka "Count Victor Lustig", a con artist credited with twice selling the Eiffel Tower. Greg received great reception for Tricky Vic since it's release, so much so that Character Development, a book store in Narberth, PA, has chosen it to be their spotlight book. With this, the store wants Greg to design a window display, which has been the bulk of the work I have been doing this summer. Since he has a lot of books he's working on at the moment, Greg delegated the planning for this project on to me. The show is in October, so the work I've done thus far is come up with a design for the display, sketch out my idea, and eventually, prepare the elements of the window display to transport and set up at the book store. We decided to print all of the pieces and cut them out on foam core and then paint a background. We printed the figures on a sheet a foamcore about 40" by 70".
Here's in the process..
... and here they are! Free from their foam core prison!!