During the summer of 2022, Sequoia Bostick was commissioned to create a piece for our See Also partnership program with Cleveland Public Library. The annual series presents innovative and thought-provoking temporary works of art at various Library locations across Cleveland.

From the artist

My illustrations are based on how color and imagery affect mood. I put a lot of thought into color theory for that reason. I create illustrations of women of color thriving in plant life and other natural elements. I view this as a form of therapy since caring for plants makes me happy. My hope is to convey this happiness to my viewers.

The piece Refresh the Soul features a being enjoying the freshness of the rain. Her garment is made out of plant matter that has become quite lively due to the rain's healing effects. She is being arched by hope, represented by the rainbow. This piece is inspired by Gustav Klimt's style.

Sequoia Bostick

Meet the Artist

Sequoia Bostick

Sequoia Bostick is an illustrator, maker, and designer living in Cleveland, Ohio. After earning her BFA in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2014, she pursued a career as a resident teaching artist where she works with local youth ...

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