2nd Place – Sculpture
Title of Art Piece: Crisis
Category: Sculpture – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Emylee McCormick
School: North Pole High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement: This piece is meant to depict the struggles of a polar bear. It’s cold, as shown by the blue-purple color pallet overtop the yellow. It’s tired and starving so it has laid down to rest. I was inspired to make this sculpture due to my love of Alaskan wildlife and personal concerns about the climate crisis.
Artwork Dimensions: 18 inches long X 7 inches wide X 4 inches tall

Original Images:
1. https://artalaska.org/wp-content/uploads/gravity_forms/52-a6a69575a0bcf9c504f5378a8b3c8199/2023/04/Crisis-1.jpg

2. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FCrisis-2.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=1b61ab69ea95bf28f177d8f0033f84738849dce37c86dfcee32cef191ddaf03a

3. https://artalaska.org/index.php?gf-download=2023%2F04%2FCrisis-3.jpg&form-id=52&field-id=38&hash=d7797fd485f9fb6c79a2c2989a0956e8522cf159ba9058ed56739810eabd51db