Oshkosh Scholar Volume XVI
Coming Spring 2022
“No matter who you are or your background, as a community we had to face the challenges of the year together against one common enemy…COVID-19.”
– Melissa Douglass
UW Oshkosh is proud to unveil the new cover for Oshkosh Scholar Volume XV, coming next spring! It will be full of new and exciting research from our students that will be conducted throughout the upcoming academic year.
Cover Art for Volume XV
Volume XV Cover Artist: Melissa Douglas
“The year 2020 was a challenge for every walk of life and as a society we had to develop new ways to work around the new challenges at hand. The pandemic changed how our society functioned and I think it is important that is commemorated in some way. When I was learning about COVID-19, I found myself being in awe of how beautiful the microscopic view of the deadliest virus on our planet was. For my cover, I wanted to give a stylized pattern of the virus and show off how visually appealing the science world can be.
When making the cover, color choice was something I was constantly thinking about. Different colors and combinations of them can give different readings to the viewer. I wanted to make my color palette to be different then the references I saw of the virus so it could give a specific read. I chose an analogous color scheme of variations of teals, chartreuse, and blues to help the piece flow visually together. I wanted the virus to look calm and have an almost playful look to distract from its threatening nature. This cover is the perfect representation of the year 2020 because no matter who you are or your background, as a community we had to face the challenges of the year together against one common enemy…COVID-19.”
– Melissa Douglas