Cover Letter

300 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201





Hi, Recipients name:

I’m writing to you in regards to your gallery, and propose an art instillation based on my work centered around the theme of altered books, inspired by Tom Phillips work, ‘A Humument’. I am an art student, currently studying communication design at city tech. My personal work, and pieces created within my altered book, both relate to my interest in illustration and love for texture within a 2D space.

My inspiration includes pieces, such as significant words, I’ve discovered while reading through text, then followed by an illustration depicting said word, for example ‘Weal , Shunned, Afflatus, and Osmosis‘ which will all be linked.  For each piece I work on, my technique varies, for some I use slow careful line work, trying to capture the weight of each mark, while others are more quick and tightly drawn. My goal is to use this method of a glossument (finding a word, and providing its definition via blog post, then to later visually show the word) as a means to branch out as an artist.

Sincerely yours,


Project #2 revision and Project #3 draft cover letters

For Project #2:

What’s different about your finished version?

How does it meet the assignment requirements now?

How does this version respond to or incorporate my suggestions?

Any thoughts about the kind of feedback I provided? What worked and what didn’t?

What grade does this new finished version deserve, based on the grading rubric? Consider all 4 categories in the rubric.

For Project #3:

What have you accomplished for this draft?

What work still needs to be done? Be thorough, since this will help me see your vision for your project.

How has this become a topic you’re interested in?

What feedback do you want from me to move you from draft to finished product?

How much more time do you think you need to devote to Project #3?

What grade do you think you have already earned? What grade are you aiming for with the revised version that you’ll submit next?