I was always fascinated by fantasy and fairytales as a child. I loved myths and legends and oddly shaped creatures. On this pointillism project, I decided to create a seal-ish loch ness monster because it was one of my favorite mythical creatures growing up. I also went with the colors of the galaxy to represent the beauty of this creature, even though we cannot see it with our naked eyes. The ocean is barely explored and who knows if these creatures could be lurking under the abyss beneath us.
As we grow, our parents expect the best of us children and sometimes would unintentionally compare us to our siblings. This leads many of us to develop jealousy and depression and makes one wonder why they aren’t enough. Due to this, we may be so blinded by the success of others that we may forget our own dreams and the purpose that brought us here. Once a dream is crushed, it is likely to be destroyed for eternity. The feeling of being meaningless is something we have to be cautious about and help others regain their hopes.
Tou Lao Moua, is seventeen years old and a senior at Johnson Senior High School in St. Paul, MN. He grew up with a passion for art and plans to attend Minneapolis College of Art and Design and major in animation.