The Field Guide of Nine Petal Island is a mixed media exploration of a fairy world created by Mother Nature in the wake of human society to protect the flora and fauna of Earth. Written in the perspective of an adventuring sunflower fairy named Suna, the project documents the island’s environments and fantastical inhabitants.The field guide will consist of illustrations, text, and moveable parts like envelopes and lift tabs. The combination of made and found items will bring a tangible and personal entry point to this magical world for the reader. In making this guide I hope to bring awareness of the beauty of nature and create a deeper understanding of what it means to be connected to our environment.
Sage Ascar is a mixed media Illustrator located within Portland, Oregon. The main focus within their artwork is a blend of fantasy, nature, and texture with pops of saturated color. Using traditional painting styles and digital techniques, Sage has a unique look to showcase a range of client work. “There is a big opportunity with every piece of artwork I create to envision another universe that allows other people to visit.” They received their BFA with a focus in Illustration at Pacific Northwest College of Art.