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The Graphic Narrative As A Creative And Therapeutic Vehicle, Cara G. Willer Mar 2015

The Graphic Narrative As A Creative And Therapeutic Vehicle, Cara G. Willer

Undergraduate Research Symposium

As an artist I find the graphic narrative communicates my energies, thoughts, emotions, and experiences. My own personal struggles with intrusive thoughts, anxiety, and depression have crafted my work and style leading me to find focus and expression through creation. They have brought me to the decision to work with black ink and white paper. Increasingly, I am finding that by narrowing myself to work within the frame of these two colors I can widen my ability to portray strong emotion and shifting psychological states. Through this form I am able to depict, dramatize, and even process what I am ...


Indigenous Peoples Student Project: Documenting Story Telling Though Photographs And Video / Poems, Laura Fong, Kim Medicine Horn Jackson Feb 2015

Indigenous Peoples Student Project: Documenting Story Telling Though Photographs And Video / Poems, Laura Fong, Kim Medicine Horn Jackson

Women’s Leadership Symposium

Indigenous Peoples Student Project: Documenting Story Telling though Photographs and Video--Storytelling is a powerful method of communication; I do it with a camera. Telling stories stems from traditional cultures, many of which are represented at the Council of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Photographs have the power to convey emotion and moment, and video has the power to transport the audience to another time and place. I choose how to frame the subject, when to push the button, which elements to arrange together, and how to connect them to tell a story. I also teach this process to students majoring ...