Student Work

  • Illustration (BFA)

    Ciara Gay


    Francis tells the story of a goldfish who was won as a prize in the local circus carnival, and has dreamed of having his very own act in the world-renowned circus, Pescatore’s World of Prestidigitation and Delight, for as long as he can remember. Each character we encounter, which Francis imagines as himself, was inspired by a variety of life experiences I have either gone through myself or made aware by others. In the end, I wanted to use the medium of puppetry to tell a simple story of self-discovery.