Self-identity is the acknowledgment of one’s unique individuality. However, sometimes our uniqueness, whether it is race, sexuality, religion, gender, or story isn’t represented in society and is used against us.
By Abby Murphy How can I depict urban loneliness using abstraction and surrealist perspectives? Each piece features a brick wall, showing how one individual is so separated from the city around them. By the end of my investigation, I focused more on faces and figures to create more personal compositions.
By Sydney Wilson This piece is about feeling distance from those we care about and the hurt that goes along with miscommunication and feeling helpless.
Beanie & Bubblegum
By Sonya Fares Made with chalk pastels, my piece depicts a girl blowing bubblegum and wearing a beanie hat. It is lighthearted and full of energy but was inspired by people making fun of me for wearing a beanie and always chewing gum. The piece celebrates the fact that people should do whatever makes them happy no matter how quirky, or how unconventional others may find it.
Climate Change Soup AP
By Ava Blum This piece is about my Chinese-american heritage, which is why there is a hot pot that my sister and I are dipping pieces of beef into. EXCEPT, to make a separate commentary on climate change, the beef is shaped like the countries of China and America, to highlight my two entities as well as because these are some of the world’s two most influential powers that can act on climate change if they work together. The hot pot, as you may notice, resembles the earth.