Maria Garcell is a Digital Media Artist and Illustrator who shares her past
experiences involving immigration, cultural identity, and displacement primarily through Animation. This accessible medium allows diverse groups of people to come together and share common experiences found throughout her work. Maria often focuses on pre-production work and creates storyboards with strong visual layouts, relatable character designs, and vibrant visual development pieces. Maria’s current work “Hidden Paths” presents imagery rich in Cuban culture as a way to tackle displacement and reconnect with her place of birth. The character within this original story serves as a self-reflection of the artist’s unwavering feelings of anxiety and isolation she’s felt throughout her life.