Cottage Apothecary

Lina Racaniello

Graphic Design
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What would you consider magic to be? Maybe the first things that come to mind are potions or wands, but have you ever considered the Earth and nature to be magical as well? I want to show people that there is mysticism in what many consider to be ordinary. Homeopathy and herbalism, while labeled an alternative practice, was the original way that we treated ailments before the birth of modern medicine. This is something that has been studied for centuries, proving that the body can heal itself with the aid of herbs. I truly believe that there is magic within this; in what our bodies can do, with what nature has provided and how this all aligns. Cottage Apothecary is a brand that wants to assist its patrons in becoming their own healer, helping them to make magic potions with resources they can find in their spice cabinet or their own backyard.

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.