Colleen's book is all about artists' quotes about art. Much of the artwork that preceded me were spreads done in the style of the artist whose quote was featured. Although not a requirement, I found myself gravitating toward doing the same type of layout.
Perhaps I was influenced by the Ai Weiwei spread that Colleen had done in her own book. I was drawn to the urban, industrial vibe. It immediately brought to mind the graffitt art of the elusive Banksy. I searched his many quotes and found one that resonated with me:
"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable."
I chose this silhouette of a boy (holding a bouquet of flowers) and girl (holding a baseball bat) and showcased them against an urban wall--much like Banksy's canvas. (I even included a drain pipe as he sometimes does). I created this background using a pulled paper technique. This techniques reminds me of brick or concrete walls where bills and posters are repeatedly posted and removed leaving paper remnants. I then printed the quote onto acetate and cut out a window to display the words.