School: Soldotna High School
I did not make this piece for presentation. In fact, I didn’t even intend for this piece to be viewed by anyone besides myself and my sculpture teacher. I made this piece in order to process and understand my emotions surrounding the loss of my photography teacher, Ms. Lisa Thomas. She passed away this past December, the day before Christmas break, and the news of her passing came as a shock to everyone at my school. I didn’t know what to do with the intense emotions that accompanied the news, so I turned to my art as a way to straighten out my thoughts. Ms. Thomas was always one of my biggest supporters; she was actually the first person at my school who encouraged me to pursue my goals by attending an art college. I never got the opportunity to tell her that I got accepted into art school, but I know that she would have been beyond happy to hear the news.