Ben Fertig

I wait for you

Class of: 2026

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Pen, Adobe Illustrator

Faculty: Diana Shpungin

Prompt: Depict a "setting" using a symbol(s) half analog and half digital.

Through the creation of my own symbols representing hyper-specific feelings, I was able to depict the inter-workings of an anatomical heart. Challenging the idea of a “setting” in a piece of art, I’ve displayed my open heart with detailed, unique symbols. “i wait for you” is a map of one’s mind, daring the reader to study the relationship between the symbols I’ve made.