Western Michigan University

April Peebles

April Peebles
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints; 8.5” x 11”
Series of ten

This photo series documents stuffed animals that were an important part of my childhood. I attempted to capture the unique personalities of each, and the loved, worn, and nostalgic feelings surrounding them.

U of Wisconsin, Madison

Alice O’Neill

Alice O’Neill
Art 996: Advanced Research-Graphics
cyanotype; 29″ x 40″

These two prints are the beginning of a new series investing personal mythology, family and folklore. I use props that are in my family mostly. I like this idea of using material that is in your family’s possession, maybe it’s been pasted down or maybe its quite new, either way is it already loaded with history. In a sense you could say that I am building a sort of visual family tree, some false some true, either way it creates a dialogue between characters, places and objects. In this new work as well as my past work, I use my twin sister and few close friends. I have always used them; it just seemed natural to have them be part of my work. They are my family, my support, my tree.