acrylic on bristol, 18" x 25"
“Eyes Off, Paws Off” is a poster assignment for USF’s Illustration class, meant to support a con- temporary social issue. I took on the issue of catcalling, using the theming of its name to create the slogan “Eyes Off, Paws Off”, depicting harassers and predators as feline-like shadows with claws reach- ing out to the stripped-down victim in the center. Being passionate about the awareness of this ongoing issue, I felt that taking an imaginary but direct approach to the topic (hence the claws shooting out to grab the victim, along with her face of disgust) made the piece effective in terms of making the viewer uncomfortable in regards to the claws and stripped down victim as well as easy to understand.
This piece as well as "Why Am I Afraid of the Dark?" was presented at USFCA's 19th Annual Junior/Senior Gallery and was awarded the "Mary & Carter Thacher" Honorable Mention for originality and presentation in relation to the topic.