Title of Art Piece: The Voices
Category: Painting – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Gisselle Betancourt-Posada
School: West Anchorage High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

My watercolor piece shows abstract faces in a cool color scheme. I focused on using rhythm with variation in sizes and shapes and also brought in some aspects of the negative space watercolor technique by adding dark values between the faces. The theme of this piece was the multiple sides there are to a person and how those come out depending on what social situation they find themselves in. I chose it because it’s something I think about a lot and I wanted to express how I felt about it through art. As a senior, art has started shifting from an academic focus to a more personal passion that I intend to continue pursuing after graduation.

Artwork Dimensions: 10 inches high x 7 inches wide2