(1st Place – Printmaking)
School:Dimond High School
I am experimenting with the idea of symbolism of the human skull and all of the iconography that goes with it, especially the mortality question. How we spend our short lives is a big question we all wrestle with, even teenagers, when trying to find a direction or career path. How will I spend my life? What will I do? My work poses the question and hopefully causes the viewer to ask and question why we do what we do.
(2nd Place – Printmaking)
School: South Anchorage High School
I created this piece in my art class while we were working with relief printing. My intention was to create a visual representation of what it’s like to have an anxiety attack – head in your lap, drowning out the rest of the world and the cacophony of every other sensation around you. To do this, I traced an image of a boy with his head down and created lines and exclamation marks to represent the feeling of stress.
(3rd Place – Printmaking)
School: Lathrop High School
This is a self-portrait wearing my favorite shirt. I think it captures my ironic approach to life, and my sense of humor. I love the printmaking process. I made prints of this image in many colors but traditional black and white looks the best, I think.