Jenna Bryson is from Loganville, Georgia. She will graduate from Georgia College in December of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Art with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. Jenna’s primary discipline is graphic design, but her internship at Brown Parcel Press has sparked an interest in letterpress printmaking. Jenna seeks to use art as a communication medium, particularly in ministry, and has had the opportunity to work with the Learning Center and Wesley Foundation on campus to promote their services through design.
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Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” This project includes 9 square identically composed letterpress prints laid out in a row. Each of these prints displays a singular open eye, related to “the blind” referenced in the project’s theme verse. The development of ink in the prints will build to have a lighter and lighter tint, showing the “darkness [turning] into light.” Upon viewing these prints at a distance, the yellow monotone image will appear whole, but looking at the prints up close will reveal cracks and gaps between the different tones – this idea represents “rough places [being made] smooth.” The color yellow is often identified as a color related to fire, which frequently represents the presence of God in the Bible (Deuteronomy 4:24). As a whole, this study-like project will focus on color manipulation and printing plate design through the theme presented in Isaiah 42:16.