Title of Art Piece: StarChild
Category: Painting – 2023
Student/Artist’s Name: Brooklynn Johnson
School: West Anchorage High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement: I want to advocate for youth mental health not only through my own journey but through my art, as well. This is the first installation of a series I’m currently working on called “StarChild,” which symbolizes a lot of what I’ve been working through after being hospitalized and then transferred into a residential mental-health facility. Throughout my time in treatment, art has been my primary outlet, whether it was small sketches to refined pieces like this one.
Artwork Dimensions: 8 inches wide x 10 inches high

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