(Honorable Mention – Drawing)
School: Thunder Mountain High School
This piece is my second self portrait. I chose prisma colored pencils as my medium to harness more control of the drawing. Using colored pencils is more intimate because each layer is purposeful; every mark cannot be erased or painted over. The beauty in colored pencils is that it shows progression.
The incorporation of orange conveys energy and strength. I wanted to portray my vibrancy and optimistic look on life while still creating a feeling of grandeur.
The title is Clementine x Me because clementines are hybrids and so am I. Clementines are a hybrid of a mandarin orange and a sweet orange. Like the clementines I am half white and half black. My identity is an important part of who I am and being to express that through art is vital.