Inspired by the Brown Recluse Spider, Recluse is the visualization of a secluded place for hermits and ominous activities to take place. I’ve used horror elements to illustrate the nightmarish experience of arachnophobia and seclusion. The place is infested with spiders, cramped with clutter; the entirety of the box is weighed down by the suffocatingly heavy atmosphere that contradicts the chilling coolness of the green-lit room. My intention with this work is to better understand human expression and unfold the human experience through conceptual elements, such as the pawn with the keen eye.
B.A. Art Practice, 2021 | UC Berkeley Visual Arts |
Elianna Ku is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley based in the Bay Area, majoring in Art Practice and specializing in 2D digital illustration and 3D animation. Elianna’s works are primarily immersive, colorful, and dynamic, where she explores the idea of community, emotions and perspective. At the moment, Elianna is currently working on animating a COVID-19 awareness series under a UC Berkeley research program that will provide health information for nations that lack the resources.