This essay offers personal narrative about the creation of Reflecting and Refracting, a collage artwork integrating literary and scientific texts regarding light. Reflecting and Refracting was made specifically for the STEAM journal’s first issue and elements were incorporated into the issue’s collaborative cover image, Equations of Light. The current essay, however, is the first time the original artwork is being published in its entirety.

Author/Artist Bio

Dr. Tara Prescott is a Lecturer in Writing Programs and Faculty in Residence at UCLA. She received her Ph.D. in English, specializing in 20th Century American Literature, from Claremont Graduate University. She is the co-editor of Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman (McFarland Press) and her recent publications have been featured in Critical Insights: James Joyce (Salem Press), Critical Insights: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Salem Press), European Joyce Studies, and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Dr. Prescott is currently editing a new collection of essays on the most recent works of Neil Gaiman, to be published by McFarland Press in 2014.

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Reflection and Refraction, ink on paper, collage.



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