School: Eagle River High School
I was inspired by that feeling you get when you have an epiphany. For me, there’s this period of separation…and then being in the moment instantaneously. The astronaut floating in space best represents this, and as she gazes towards Earth, she feels this connection to home, which is reflected in her face mask. This is also an artwork where I really felt like I grew as an artist. It was difficult to achieve the correct proportions, details, and shadows in the spacesuit using oil pastels. But overall I’m really satisfied with the result!