We asked Erin about her design as she drew in the SAA office one hot day in August. Her drawing of a simple box, with seemingly miscellaneous items shooting out, for her represents a box exploding with joy - creativity coming from all directions! On each side, you see a clock and a lock. The clock represents the feeling of time just ticking away when one can’t create, and the lock represents being closed inside.
“I was thinking of Quill as the closed box, with all creativity stuffed and trapped inside. But when you finally can open it, the creativity spills out. It’s everywhere!”
“There is a joy that comes with opening any box!” said Erin. Look closely and you will see scissors, tape and even candy shooting out. Candy? Erin elaborates, “Candy IS creativity. It’s awesome. Think of Willy Wonka!”
Being part of the annual door design at SAA is an honor that comes with a big opportunity to step away from your day-to-day assignments and create a small square that becomes part of who we are in our foundation at SAA. We are both science and art that more often than not, intersect in the minds of our students.