Bryan Holland feels a connection with animals and thinks that they often stand for characteristics we see in ourselves and other people. If you were an animal, what type would you be? Write about an animal which you see as a symbol of yourself. Explore your connection to the animal’s spirit and how it represents you.

Bryan Holland transforms paint and found objects into collages that convey a mood or feeling. Create a collage using text, a found object, and a picture or drawing you make of an animal. Think carefully about what you want to say about the essence of the animal and what mood you want to convey.