Digital artwork by Nate Johnson, senior art major at Walla Walla University
Inspiration for Johnson’s [jet engine mug with an aircraft stick grip handle] came from Johnson’s time spent in the Navy, stationed on USS Harry S. Truman. “Every now and then I’d walk around while they were testing jet engines,” Johnson says. “Then in advanced design class we were supposed to design a coffee mug, and I was just thinking, What is something cool that is shaped like a cylinder?”
“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”
Artwork by Tom Emmerson, chair of the art department at Walla Walla University. Watercolor and white ink.