Alyssa Maria Morris, 12 & Sophia Scribner, 13, PMS
Alyssa - This piece of artwork means everything to me. It shows mine and my partner’s heritage so it really is important to both of us. What inspired me was the American flag. It inspired me to show off my heritage. My partner and I created our artwork with watercolors and acrylic paints. We used the acrylic paint on the silhouettes of people. The watercolor was used on everything else. We used flags and stars as our symbols. The message is that everybody is different and unique. We used the flags to show that. A lot of time, thinking and motivation was used creating this project. Sophia - My “Together We Rise” artwork shows people appreciating each other’s cultures to come together as one. It shows that no matter what our differences are, we can always have something to celebrate. I worked with my partner, Alyssa, to create this piece using watercolor and ink to print the stamps around the border. I used the different flags as symbols to represent the multitude of countries that people holding hands show that together we are more powerful than standing by ourselves. To make the star stamp, I learned a new technique. I carved out my stamp using sharp tools. I was nervous to try something new, but I am glad that I learned this skill! I believe that including other is very important and I hope that from looking at my piece you will recognize this theme!
Lashmirenuga Ganeshbabu, 11, FMS
“I made this piece of artwork to make viewers understand that we are all part of the same land. We all share Earth. I also added a quote I made saying that, “it doesn’t matter who you are on the outside it’s about the inside,” to make viewers understand that it does not matter what race you are but how clean-hearted you are on the inside.”
Taiylar F. McMahon, 13, EMS
My art style falls around a realistic cartoon type. I drew details around the face and in the background to represent things about me. My character has a simple body and less detail from the torso down because I always represent different ways to draw the figure. My art piece is a little step out of my comfort zone because I put a lot of detail, textures, and shading in my background. I don’t usually put a lot of effort into the surroundings as I did for this piece. I believe that this piece expresses my interest and my life.
Krisha Amit Dani, 12, EMS
My artwork is all about cultures thriving in a place that is not their homeland. Here I am showing the Indian culture, my culture, being alive on American grounds through an Indian girl doing a traditional dance. I am also representing the union of countries by having the girl dressed in the order of the colors on the Indian flag; orange, white, blue and green. If you look closely, you will see the small lotuses blooming on the American flag. Those are also colored in the same colors to symbolize the culture blooming.
Taelyr Lessard, 13, EMS
I chose these images because I described me and what I love best.
Sixth to Eighth Grade
Yvonne and Gary Dunetz