Universal Thoughts and Fears: A Junior Narrative Illustration by Nicole Falsetti (2013)
In my illustration, I attempted to depict my fear of change and fear of not being successful, through metaphorical images. The tree symbolizes life and how one must grow to become who they want to be. I have a bird flying away from the tree covered in feathers, portraying myself soaring into a successful future. I placed a genie lamp in the upper left corner because I wanted to show how I have the ability to create my own future. I used type on the tree roots, spelling out SUCCESS to show what a person is capable of in their own lifetime. The genie lamp has water droplets dripping out of it, shaped by the word intelligence. I used the word intelligence to show that in order to grow and nourish the tree of success you must use your strengths and brain.