Title of Art Piece: Users
Category: Sculpture – 2022
Student/Artist’s Name: Sophia Gimm
School: Palmer High School
Grade: 12th
Artist Statement:

My goal with these pieces was to approach the topic of substance abuse with a soft light. I wanted to open the conversation of many individual’s hidden struggles through sculpture, specifically through personified food. Using cool-tones and a largely muted color scheme, I was able to create an atmosphere of approachability around such a stigmatized topic. These pieces were heavily influenced by the work of Genesis Belanger, who regularly explores abstracted food and inanimate objects through sculpture.

Artwork Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 26 cm, 3.81 x 15 x 3.8 cm, 2.5 x 15.2 x 20.3 cm