Monday, August 17, 2015

15-16 artwork spotlight | the amish project

Continuing our spotlight on Emily Cooper's artwork for our coming season, we'll take a look at the piece for THE AMISH PROJECT.

Going into the meetings, we had no idea what would come for the artwork for THE AMISH PROJECT.  The play tells the story of astonishing real-life forgiveness, when an Amish community suffered a terrible school shooting and responded with instant forgiveness for the shooter, and compassion and support for his family.  The poster needed to reflect this danger and darkness, as well as the hope and strength of forgiveness and the Amish people.

We made very few changes to this image after Emily presented it to us.  She integrated all the elements of the story so perfectly, even incorporating real news coverage from the event.

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