Elizabeth Crump’s Illustration for William Wordsworth’s ‘I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud’

Elizabeth Crump is studying Microbiology at the Ohio State University and has a strong interest in environmental issues. Her illustration of Wordsworth’s ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’¬†shows awareness of ecologies and threats to the environment. The image centers on a small bunch of daffodils in a sandy or desert landscape, and behind them is a large wave that seems to threaten to wash the flowers away. Underneath, the poem is written on a piece of weathered paper, like a remnant of the past. The illustration engages with the history of the poem, reminding us that the wonder of nature might not continue unless we protect our environment from harm.

2 thoughts on “Elizabeth Crump’s Illustration for William Wordsworth’s ‘I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud’

  1. Very well done and well thought out Elizabeth! Looks like you inherited some of your grandmother Amy’s artistic talent! Thank you all for sending me the email attachment so I could see the work first hand.

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