(2nd Place – Mixed Media)
Title of Art Piece: Palace of the Golden Carrots
Category: Mixed Media
Student/Artist’s Name: Sara Karl
School: Lathrop High School
Artist Statement: The inspiration for this project was the old portraits of kings and queens from the 16th and 17th century, specifically Queen Elizabeth I. I wanted to create a regal looking portrait but give it a fun storybook quality so it’s not exactly what you would expect. I wanted people to look at it and then take a second glance to see that I replaced many things with vegetables, such as the sovereign orb that is made of a golden cabbage and carrots, and the pillars of the palace that are made from carrots as well. I wanted it to have a pop-up book feel so that is the reason for all the layering and the 3D quality.