Date of Award


Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Illustration & Visual Culture

Degree Type



Notes on the Existence of Illusive Critters is a collection of creatures that blend into contemporary urban life, framed as a set of notes produced by a young woman seeking acceptance into the local naturalist society. This project is comprised of notes and drawings from a nature journal presenting these fantasy creatures as real, and is rooted in bestiaries, folklore, creature design, and the concept of secondary worlds. Fantasy is at the core of this project, wrapped inside mock naturalism.


English (en)

Program Director's Department

Graduate School of Art