I am Cristi López, a Floridian artist currently studying Illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. I attended the Illustration Academy Workshop in the summer of 2014. I spend a lot of time outside, dreaming up the spirits that live in treetops, the swamp, or the house down the road. I give them life through my work, whether it be written, photographed, or illustrated. I make images that are surreal and emotive, expressing and developing my view of the world in the process. I enjoy experimenting with media, and find that the unexpected results are often the most rewarding. Some of my other interests include health and wellness, working at the library, and coming up with irrelevant nicknames for everyone in my life.