MAN AND HIS WORKS: POWERPLANTS (LEGGER POTESSI IN ME)
from the series From the New World
watercolor, gouache and gold leaf on paper
Grant Hanna '06
illustrator and graphic designer
Grant Hanna '06 was born and raised in Thailand, where his parents are missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. From the time he was very young, he wanted to be an artist. Upon arriving at Gordon in 2002 he declared an art major and pursued concentrations in graphic design, sculpture, drawing and printmaking.
"Powerplants," Grant explains, "is drawn from a series, From the New World, which uses the concept of the universe's creation, history and eventual destruction and recreation as a springboard. Powerplants' subtitle, Legger potessi in me, is drawn from the Italian libretto to Gaetano Donizetti's opera Anna Bolena, and can be translated 'If you could read within me.'"
Grant lives in Beverly, Massachusetts and works as an assistant web editor at Gordon as well as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.