Sunday was National Boone Day! June 7 marked the day in 1769 that Daniel Boone first began exploring what is now our beloved Bluegrass State. The Daniel Boone statue, which stands tall in front of the historic Keen Johnson Building, has been an iconic part of the #CampusBeautiful for over 50 years. You may have even rubbed his toe for good luck on an exam. To celebrate his legacy, Spring 2020 Art and Design grad Ashley Fletcher decided to illustrate him in watercolor. Watch her process from start to finish, captured by university photographer Carsen Bryant.
Published on June 04, 2020