Honorable Mention – Mixed Media
Title of Art Piece: Liberation
Category: Mixed Media – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Wren (Payton) Gilcrease
School: Wasilla High School
Grade: 11th
Artist Statement: I wanted to explore the life changing surgery that many FTM (female to male) transgender people get to alleviate dysphoria associated with the breasts. I personally struggle with gender dysphoria in my day-to-day life, and getting this surgery would increase my quality of life significantly. It is viewed as a cosmetic surgery to many insurance providers. It is befuddling to me that surgery that saves so many lives every year is cosmetic.
Artwork Dimensions: 20×23″

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