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The Field Museum of Natural History

Banner illustrations for the Field Museum's exhibit Death: Life's Greatest Mystery, which examines death through different cultural and biological lenses. The design and curatorial staff wanted the illustrations used on these banners to showcase elements in each section, while lightening the potentially heavy nature of the exhibit's subject matter.  I used a slightly whimsical line style that could provide the needed amount of realism  while not being overly literal or graphic, and wove the often disparate elements from the exhibits into an overall pattern that could sit behind a highlighted element. Art direction: David Quednau and Gloria Chantell.