Gabrielle Cote-Nielsen is a Junior Illustration Major at Maryland Institute College of Art with a focus in Literary Studies. She chose this piece to submit because it was originally a perspective/environment study with references of the Swiss alps, and it morphed into a launching point for them to write and illustrate a story of two best buds in a hilly land who rescue and befriend tons of creatures, large and small! She’s currently working on a set of interactive magnets to go along with it and drafting a children’s book, and ultimately…. PLUSH! She hopes this piece translates how fulfilling it is to be explorative as a human, and to advocate for a never ending curiosity, no matter your age.