Jessie Li


Class of: 2026

Major: Illustration BFA

Medium: Photomontage

Faculty: Karelyn Siegler

Prompt: I was given the assignment to create a photo montage that conveys emotion through its associated color.

My goal for the photo montage was to capture the potential serenity and peace of nature. I looked at the colors given and chose to walk the line between yellow and green—joy and acceptance respectively— which spoke to me for this assignment. The woman, dressed in red, represents the frustrations and grievances that are present within us. Yet, by letting it coexist with our joy, love, and wonder, it can be softened, even accepted. Although I utilized many images, cohesiveness was a focus for me. By using Photoshop’s different layer effects and distortion tools, I was able to create an environment that felt surreal yet tangible.