Bucky on Parade feature: Megan Breene and Allyson Casey
This summer we will feature a weekly Q&A with an artist who created one of the Bucky on Parade statues on UW’s campus to understand their artistic process, their inspirations, and why they love Bucky.
Artists: Megan Breene and Allyson Casey
Bucky: Sunset Bucky (Memorial Union)
What are your histories as artists? We have always been making art in one way or another our entire lives, whether in school or just for fun, which eventually led to our careers as graphic designers.
What inspired you to come up with this take on Bucky? We were inspired by the beautiful sunsets over Lake Mendota that we’ve both experienced while spending evenings on the Terrace and which have become such an iconic symbol of Madison.
What idea or message do you hope people get out of this piece of art? We hope that people associate our Sunset Bucky with the feeling of spending summer evenings on the Terrace and the beautiful sunsets over the lake.
What was the process of creating your Bucky like? Working on such a huge canvas was definitely a challenge, but it was also a really fun process. We used acrylic paint for the entire thing and it only took us a few weeks since there was two of us painting. It was fun to take a break from our normal workday and be creative in a completely different way.
Of the other Bucky Badgers created, which ones do you like best?
Goodnight Bucky, Signature Bucky, Vintage Postcard