Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nelson's Russian Reportage

Former illustration student (and 2009 graduate) Meredith Nelson is in Moscow on a travel grant she won on the way out the door at Washington University. Her senior seminar work was invested in reportage drawing of abandoned buildings around St. Louis. Her grant proposal argued for bringing the same methodology to World War Two relics in Eastern Europe. Scale and cost resulted in trimming her concept a bit. She's in Russia, drawing and writing. These are two hastily photographed drawings out of 20 such she sent me. They look a little washed out in translation, but still give a sense of her work. Seems like it's going pretty well, no?

She started a blog early in the trip, which gives a little of her circumstances.


sunilo said...

It does look like it's going well! I'll follow her work.

I just came across an illustrator as journalist blog you might like. The artist is the founder of the Urban Sketchers.

Louise Smythe said...

i loved her seminar - she especially seems to have a knack for color. thanks for posting this!