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Julie Elman book cover

Julie Elman's "Fear, Illustrated" book cover

Photo courtesy of: Julie Elman

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Julie Elman’s talk about her Fear Project book is Feb. 7

Gallery of her work is on display in Schoonover Hall 140

For the past five years, artist Julie M. Elman, associate professor of design at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Visual Communication, has been illustrating other people’s fears.

Elman uses everything from splatters of red gouache paint to depict pain to knotted webs of thread to symbolize whirring internal dialogues in her 5x7-inch fear illustrations.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 7, the School of Visual Communication Gallery in Schoonover Hall 140 will feature a number of Elman’s fear illustrations through the month.

Elman will host an artist talk about her illustrated book, “Fear, Illustrated,” at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in Schoonover Hall 145.

The book, which addresses death, failure, losing a child, losing one's voice, losing one's mind, losing one’s teeth and more, will be available for purchase and signing at the free and open to the public event.

Open hours of the art gallery are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.