Gretchen Hasse

I am a visual storyteller.

My inspiration includes travel journals, videos that I produce for social justice groups, and life lessons that take a really long time to learn.

In a cultural moment that prizes digital perfection, an imperfect aesthetic feels more authentic to me. I combine my hand drawn comics with photographs and clip art. I build cardboard props and create makeshift effects for my videos and animation. I collage my old drawings, torn up paintings and trash. The resulting images show their seams pretty clearly, but that’s how life looks to me.