These illustrations were constructed out of cut paper and magazine clippings. I designed a book
of various monsters that are cute and playful yet awkward and a little bit off-kilter. I was inspired
by a visit to Gainesville's Kanapaha Botanical Gardens where I discovered a number of extremely
strange yet beautiful plants with bulbous odd shapes. My discovery and fascination with these erratic
forms prompted me to express the juxtaposition of something visually captivating and "pretty" with
something that is bizarre and eccentric.