(3rd Place – Printmaking)
Title of Art Piece: Sunrise on the Serengeti
Student/Artist’s Name: Isobel Smith
School: Haines High School
Artist Statement: I love to travel, and I like to portray the places I’d like to go and things I’d like to see within my art. Combining a beautiful place and an even better sunrise, I based this print off of a photograph of a misty morning on an African plain. Although I used different colors and composition than the photograph, I tried to keep the general feeling of the scene the same, which I felt was one of transitions and change. The rainbow-like spectrum of colors and the dark values on top of more bright tones show the contrast between dark and light within one short morning. The dark spectral trees on a dull background leading up to an intense sky with movement give a sense of distance and night turning into day.