From artist statement:
For my project I wanted to emphasize the negativity that social media brings into our lives. Life can be overwhelming, tiresome, and stressful, and when social media is included, it can cause unnecessary anxiety, insecurities, and can steal so much time from our day. I created my book to specifically be a reminder that it is okay, if not essential, to put your phone down and connect with nature. When we’re in nature, it is easy to find peace, quiet, and beauty in the world around us, compared to what we see through social media. My artist book can be used as a tool for people to recognize that there is more to life than just our busy schedules and to take a minute to pause and see the beauty of the world.
John C. Hitt Library
Special Collections & University Archives
Van Doren, Haley, "The Beauty of Nature" (2021). 15th Annual Student Book Arts Competition. 17.