London-based illustrator Claire Scully says that she loves “going to the zoo and seeing happy animals,” and doesn’t love “going to the zoo and seeing bored animals.” Her enjoyment of the animal kingdom is evident in her series titled ‘Bejewelled.’

These illustrations feature intricate line work and patterning to create the shape of each animal. The images are mostly monochromatic with some bi-colored drawings. However, it is the strong patterning and lightness to darkness gradients that really make the images pop.


James Nizam's “Trace Heavens” is a series of black and white photographs depicting the transformation of darkened rooms into uncanny light sculptures. Manipulating sunlight via perforated and sliced walls, and with the aid of small mirrors fastened to ball joints for easy pivoting, Nizam creates images that bend our perception of reality.

Jad Melki's “La Chaleur de L’amour & la Beauté des Paroles (The warmth of love & the beauty of words)” is an art piece that expresses the absence of presence. Using an exposed mattress lit from the inside to make it glow, Melki converted its inner springs into words and sentences extracted from letters written by his mother when she was in Sierra Leon in 1974 to his father when he was at the American Univeristy of Beirut.

For their final major project, Kingston first year Graphic Design & Photography students Luke Evans and and Josh Lake created human photograms by swallowing 35mm film, then expelling it, and recording the results. The bumps, scratches, and marks left on the damaged emulsion surface from their bodies were examined through a scanning electron microscope. Speaking about the project they say,” We wanted to bring our insides out, so we ate 35mm photographic film slides and let our bodies do the rest.”