BYU ScholarsArchive The Tornado Tree: Drawing on Stories and Storybooks BYU ScholarsArchive Citation

Toni Wood
The Tornado Tree: Drawing on Stories and Storybooks Toni E. Alpe Wood Department of Visual Arts, BYU Master of Arts Storytelling has been used by many cultures to record events, research genealogy, and to teach moral lessons. Some cultures passed on their histories and important events through oral narration, papyrus, or cathedral stained glass windows. More modern cultures write personal histories, and use modern technology to communicate with each other. This study is an arts based project
more » ... ts based project based on writing a storybook. It is an exploration of why storytelling is important from a cultural point of view using my experiences to write a storybook based on a true event from my family history.