Dean’s mixed-media illustrations accompany an unpublished children’s narrative by Matthew Heffernan of the Bates class of 2005. “Little Man and the Four Elements” depicts a young boy who explores the presence of hip hop in his community. Dean’s illustrations incorporate specific allusions to his own life. “I was captivated as a child by books because of the details of the illustrations,” Dean says.
Tags: Department of Art and Visual Culture, illustration, Ryan Dean.