If you’ve visited the first floor of Krannert Memorial Library recently, you’ve probably seen Assistant Professor Randi Frye’s latest artwork.
Frye says the 5′ x 10′ mural, “Field of Dreams,” and the accompanying animation, “Electric Fields of Flowers,” builds upon a narrative theme inspired by her deep passion for the natural world and a love of various folk art traditions. The piece took nearly 200 hours to complete.
“It was also for me an exploration of scale, color, shape and texture. I took visual cues from printmaking and mid-century illustration. My goal was to imbue as much digital texture as possible into the large scale of the mural, a technique that I hope to push further in future works.”
Frye says the animation allowed her to take the theme one step further by adding movement and exploring the passage of time.