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2016 Gallery

Rise Above

by: Robin Ay, Lake Worth, Florida

Society tells us to be ourselves and then chastises us for doing just that.

quote by: Lucie B., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Doug Abel

Artist Statement

I celebrate and embrace our differences through my art by using alternative subjects to convey a message of freedom and individuality. I build the scene from the ground up, paying attention to form, balance, and composition. Light and color are conscious choices I make to push the narrative further; blues signify confidence and stability, while greens signify growth and harmony. Blacks, whites, light, and shadow play off each other to show a connection. Individuality is something we all should embrace. Be proud of who you are.

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