Jennifer Chiung is an emerging artist from New York. She enjoys tackling novel concepts and social issues through her digital work. Her work has been recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
“In Another Life” was inspired by a heartbreaking video I watched about children in poverty desiring an education. I wanted to capture that feeling by portraying a young girl, looking at a reflection, but also a gateway into what her life could be like. I drew the girl on the right in pencil to depict the black and white reality of poverty and how little options are available. On the other hand, the color pencil in the mirror reflects the possibilities of education, as shown through a school girl in a classroom. Unfortunately, these possibilities are not the reality for the girl on the right, and education is inaccessible to her.
Asha is a senior at The Hockaday School, and an artist in all ways possible. She is inclined to experiment creatively with many art styles and writing styles. From acrylic, to free verse, to song lyrics, Asha finds inspiration from the aspects of her surroundings that connect with her the most, objects, emotions, and experiences. She has published work in her school’s journal.
Elizabeth is a high schooler based in Texas. In her free time, she enjoys reading fantasy novels and baking banana bread.
Tangible has two definitions as an adjective: (1) perceptible by touch and (2) clear and definite; real. The former definition is expressed through the various textures of the piece that can almost be touched, and the latter definition is seen in the clear and definite geometric shapes. There are also some ironic aspects of the drawing which contradict these definitions. The hand, while showing an obvious effect on the “veins” extending from the face, does not actually come in contact with it, and the squares seem to be fading away, thus contradicting their clear and definite quality. This drawing explores the relation between concrete and abstract realities and their effects on individual identities.
Ian Chow is a rising junior from Pierrepont School in Westport, Connecticut. His favorite media include charcoal, pastel, oil paint, and pencil, and he often features themes of contradiction and Asian-American identity in his works.
Brinda Srinivasan is a rising high school senior in San Diego, who has a passion for painting still life.