Brewing Sprouts

Katie May Howarth

Graphic Design
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Two things that enhance my everyday life are plants and coffee. I admire the energy and life that plants radiate in a space and has led to my growing collection of houseplants over the last year. Similarly, my love and interest in coffee has grown over the last few years, evolving from drinking an occasional, sweet Frappuccino to craving the taste of rich espresso every day. The process of coffeemaking and tending to my houseplants is relaxing to me and allows for a time to rest and breathe. I wanted to explore and combine the relationships between these two interests through design, stemming from structure, pattern, texture, feeling, and function. Through these explorations I hope to display the intricacies of the various relationships, metaphors, and beauty within and between plants and coffee.

As the Department of Art and Art History’s 2022 BFA class’ time at UConn draws to a close, we look back fondly on the time we spent together and the memories we made along the way. Although we now look forward to our creative futures, we wish to say thank you and farewell to our devoted professors and advisors who’ve worked alongside us throughout these transformative years.