Jake Smith, 16, NHSS
My artwork shows me staring off to the side, with a shadow stretching across the side of my visage, as the picture was taken from the opposite side of the light source. This is a mediocre attempt at depicting how you should look towards the light in life, away from the darkness, and be more positive. Hopefully you, the viewer, can connect with this image, and can pull meaning from the piece. When I decided on a title for my artwork, I decided to go real above and beyond, and named this piece “Footprint.” Real exciting right? I mean if you really want to make it more colorful you can read the title in an adventurous voice, like from a movie trailer or something. “Footprint, coming to a theater near you.” Considering this was my first time carving and making a print, my original expectations weren’t too high for myself. My plan was to just mimic whatever portion of the picture I was working on to my best ability, and take it slow. As it started to shape up over time, I began to wonder how the print would transfer once I actually printed it onto paper. To my amazement it translated quite well, and I was content.
Nathan Cormier, 17, NHSS
Throughout my work I examined diversity by interpreting my family history by using an acrylic medium. What began as a cottage by the river, turned into a natural, serene setting that represents my families love for nature. The works perspective of nature sets the perfect scene to show the connection with the natural beauty of New Hampshire.
Durga Raja, 15, NHSS
My artwork represents the beauty of simplicity. The moment the shutter clicks, turns a mundane event into something special. Braiding is a technique passed down from generation to generation, mother to daughter, and now me to you. This photograph was captured using a 35mm film camera and I developed it in the darkroom myself. The careful procedure I followed to create this picture is similar to the careful procedure you would follow to braid hair. Now that hard work has gone into sharing this image with the world. I hope to inspire people and therefore cause them to reflect upon and cherish the beautiful, simple moments in life.
Kaden Grandmaison, 16, NHSN
This art piece is meant to show that we as a people shape this world. We have changed it in unbelievable ways for both good and bad. This art piece shows all of space, which demonstrates that we can do even more unimaginable things. To progress and shape our universe in a positive way.
Kavya Phadke, 17, NHSS
As an Hindu Indian growing up in Nashua, I have grown up in a very tight-knit community that has strived to continue our culture by continuing traditions even though we are thousands of miles away from other family. One of these traditions is Diwali, the festival of lights. The first and most important part of this festival is paying tribute to the Lord Ganesha and one of the ways we do this is by passing out prasadam, the holy food, which is what the woman is passing out in this photograph. With this moment, my goal was for the women’s hands to be the focus as the passing of the prasadam was the intended focus. I did this by angling the camera to have natural sunlight provide a slight glare on to the hands and by highlighting the ornate bangles with the light.
Ninth to Twelfth Grade