Jill Long

contributor to 1 poster

  • 2022 Poster: Blizzard, God of Snow


    Blizzard, God of Snow

    A native of Central New York, I have experienced many Syracuse winters, so I believe I can make light of the weather. Nor’easters are the cause of our heavy snowfall.

    For the poster, I decided to create a winter’s evening in an urban neighborhood where the snow is piled up by the plowed roads and shoveled sidewalks, which create a different way for the blown snow to build unique shapes and streaks of lightly detailed images.

    On a cold winter’s night, a warm glow of lights comes from the house windows while the wind blows outside. I was once curious about how the wind made the drifts with the curved shapes in the snow. As a child, I imagined a winter blizzard as a winged owl-like spirit that flew just over the snow, carving and shaping the drifts and swells in the snow with its feathered wings.