Black Beauty

date. 2020

materials. Inkjet on paper

size. 17" x 11"

Inspired by the Seattle Children's Theater world premiere production of Black Beauty, this

poster was created to advertise the play in a fictional setting. The story of Black Beauty is a tale of animal cruelty and hardship told from a horse's perspective. This juxtaposition is depicted in the horse head image because it combines both real and fictional elements, much like the story itself. Using the head shape from one of my own photographs, I added the graphic pattern to resemble the style and form of the large puppet in the play. Additionally, I chose to make the eye detailed and realistic to represent the narrator and to instill an emotional connection with the viewer. Limiting the color palette to gray and black unites the text with the image. 

©2020 Brianna Carbaugh