On Display: Works in Paper by Olivia Fredricks

Photos: Olivia Fredricks

Olivia Fredricks, an honors art major and Honors College Fellow, is drawn to narrative formats such as handmade books and zines. This past summer she studied paper making and printmaking in Japan and participated in a book arts workshop at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Fredricks reflects on the experience of being a “stranger in a strange land” in recent works that explore self-identity, voyeurism, and the stories inherent to objects found, created and passed on. For her honors thesis she will share the stories of Tibetan exiles in India, based on interviews conducted through the TEXT Program.  Fredricks’ work is on display in Gearhart Hall through December 2018. To accompany her exhibit, she is giving away free fortunes and zines, “an offering to the viewer” that represents the give-and-take of objects and experiences.