Title of Art Piece: Abduction
Category: Painting – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Alain Soltys-Gray
School: Thunder Mountain High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

Camping on the Alaskan shores and listening to alien abduction stories initially sparked my inspiration for this painting. I was not initially going to frame it around an alien abduction theme, but I felt like the painting flowed better with this narrative. Of course, all the fish look shocked to find strange “aliens” approaching them. I used perspective to transition the viewpoint from the salmon to the fisherman to guide the viewers to the conclusion that this painting is from the salmon’s point of view. Routine fishing trip or alien abduction? Everyone sees life through a different perspective.

Artwork Dimensions: 12 inches X 6 Inches