The Wall Street Journal commissioned 11 students from Pratt Institute, all from different creative fields, to develop pieces surrounding the Wall Street Journal past, present and future for an exhibition that celebrates the WSJ 125th anniversary.
The exhibition was in a form of a contest and I received the runner-up honor (shared with Saul Saul Schister). The exhibition took place in the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.
We had to choose a topic and produce a piece inspired by it. Here's my approach:
The Wall Street Journal is known for their exceptional journalism and dedicated Reporters and employers. I wanted to give recognition to the the longest employed individual at the at the Wall Street Journal through their own signature style, hedcuts. A hedcut is a form of portraiture the WSJ has used since 1979. I honor this person, who has dedicated his life to the Wall Street Journal by creating a three dimensional hedcut of his image. Like The Wall Street Journal, nothing is done without people behind the scenes. I believe that art and design can be used as a method for cultivating empathy and acknowledging the people.
As materials I used birch plywood and over 6 000 nails.