Wake in the Woods

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curated by
Kate Samworth
School of Fine Arts
Kate Samworth '10 draws upon memory, observation, and imagination to develop scenes inspired by the plant and animal kingdoms.

Kate Samworth (BFA '10) explores themes of environmental change, balancing a sense of wonder and possibility with an expression of mourning. Her passion for natural history illustration, dark fairy tales, and satire converge in her illustrations.

Samworth has illustrated several books. Her first, Aviary Wonders Inc., won the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers. The exhibition includes work from published and ongoing projects, including the finely detailed scratchboard drawings for Why Fish Don’t Exist, a work of non-fiction for adults by NPR journalist Lulu Miller, to be released this April by Simon & Schuster.

The exhibition will also include a selection of works created in response to nature by PAFA alumni: Fiona Bearclaw, Emily Chatton, Marguerita Hagan, Veronica Hanssens,  Greg Watson, and PAFA students: Jazmine Almaguer, Tali Burry-Schnepp, Bernadette Colburn, Margaret Delaney, Julio Galvez, Taylor Larsen, Kyle Margiotta, Kelly Micca, Henry Murphy, Maura Roncace, Sally Richards, and Yiren Zhu.

Selected works

Second Line by Kate Samworth
Second Line by Kate Samworth
Dinner Under the Oaks by kate Samworth
Dinner Under the Oaks by Kate Samworth
Dandelions (from Why Fish Don’t Exist) by Kate Samworth
Dandelions (from Why Fish Don’t Exist) by Kate Samworth
Prologue (map image) (from Why Fish Don’t Exist) by Kate Samworth
Prologue (map image) (from Why Fish Don’t Exist) by Kate Samworth
Raccoons with a Plan by Kate Samworth
Raccoons with a Plan by Kate Samworth
Weedy Sea Dragon by Marguerita Hagan
Weedy Sea Dragon by Marguerita Hagan
Fine Lines by Emily Chatton
Fine Lines by Emily Chatton
Old Snag by Fiona Bearclaw
Old Snag by Fiona Bearclaw
The Grotto by Veronica Hanssens
The Grotto by Veronica Hanssens

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