Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Andrea "Dawn" Frazier
Nature’s Prototypes is an ongoing narrative series that blends realism and fiction to create both dialectic plot structures and image sets. For substance, the series utilizes biological inquiries into fields, like ecology, pathology, and bioengineering, to imagine action-centric vignettes, where animalistic to monstrous characters become the predominant actors in a post-dystopian worldscape. Throughout these vignettes, these characters are subjected to the trials and tribulations of the catalysts and flux that are imposed upon them. In the series’ larger scope, these vignettes are sequential events within a larger timeline and an original mythos that delve into the implications and the intrigue surrounding the idea of synthetic organisms -both artificial and naturally evolved. Conceptual in nature, the series functions as a continual framework for exploring and deducing the eclectic relationships found between the aforementioned fields.
Bardon, Taylor J., "On Nature's Prototypes: Character Design and Worldbuilding" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 364.