“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.