Amy Assabgui

Art Fundamentals, Class of 2020

2019

Sutured

Digital illustration

15" x 10"

Sutured is a digital illustration that is inspired by the learning process of suturing up a wound. As a high school student, I was first introduced to the concept of suturing by practicing on a wounded banana. Although the main goal of this illustration was to communicate the meaning of a word typographically, I aimed to create a piece that had different meanings based on the background knowledge of the viewer. The banana is a subject that can be replaced with any item, mental or physical that needs repair. Additionally, by keeping the background canvas white and with the inclusion of medical tools, it gives the feeling of a sterile operating table that is capable of completing any surgery. The end goal of this piece is to show that anything can be mended and that we should never lose hope.

Award winner: $750