Honorable Mention – Printmaking
Title of Art Piece: Rise of the Lost
Category: Printmaking – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Emma Dohrn
School: Haines High School
Grade: 10th
Artist Statement: This piece is a dry point etching that depicts a human skull in between mountain peaks. The print was created by completing my drawing on paper, then etching it into a plastic printing plate. After that, the etching was sent through a tabletop press. I was inspired by the works of the late Georgia O’Keeffe, specifically her art of animal skulls that she created later in life. I mixed very dark and light compositions to make my piece come off as very dramatic and moody. The use of the human skull also makes the observer feel like there is depth to the piece and hints at a deeper meaning.
Artwork Dimensions: 7.5 inches x 9.75 inches

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