Tussen Droom en Werkelijkheid is an artistic interpretation of fantasy fairytale images which question my socio-cultural experiences as an immigrant. My images reflect the collaboration between myself as an artist and writer Megan Noël Wilber. The process of this independent study was accomplished through the act of creating prints from characters who inhabit the fantasy world of Abinasia. Researching the meaning and interpretation of fairytales while simultaneously looking at works by printmakers assisted my progress in creating images and prints. My method includes my choice of wood, copper and zinc plates to create my images through the printmaking processes of relief and intaglio. My final product is an exhibition of prints that explore and articulate the sociological situations of an immigrant. My prints encourage viewers to engage and think about using fantasy settings to explore cultural differences. My process of printmaking enabled me to create images that represent my artistic expression of Abinasia.


Mangubi, Marina


Art and Art History


Art and Design | Fine Arts | Illustration


printmaking, studio art, fairytale, fantasy

Publication Date


Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis



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