At an opening on Friday night, Natalie Kassirer 15 IL carefully peels apart a cluster of delicate rice paper that makes up a charming booklet filled with scenes of soft snowfall, furry rabbits and fields of evergreens. Lily Pfaff 14 IL made the collection of finely detailed illustrations.
“If you look closely, you can see she has such a delicate touch,” notes Kassirer. “The colors in her work are stunning.”
The whimsical picture book is part of Candy Creeps, an exhibition featuring fine art by seniors in RISD’s Illustration department. It’s one of an ongoing series of senior shows held in the Illustration Studies Building (ISB) Gallery during spring semester.
Elsewhere in the cozy space, visitors gravitate toward painted illustrations by Melanie Patterson 14 IL, who’s presenting gray-toned apparel designs stamped with stripes.
“I’d be curious to find how how she created this pattern,” notes Tayyba Shoukat, an artist visiting from Baltimore. “To me, it looks like a swirling thumbprint.”
Hurry! Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 19) is the last day to check out Candy Creeps.