School: Valdez High School
I was inspired to create this piece by the wonderful and amazing people that make up the LGBTQ+ community. Each person within that community has their own unique story to tell and this piece illustrates that story for many. This painting symbolizes the love and acceptance that breaks through the grey haze of intolerance and hate. I used watercolor to give the background a hazy and smoky effect and to make the work making up the heart imperfect because love is never perfect, but it doesn’t make it any less beautiful. In the end, love prevails and that is what I captured in my piece.