Honorable Mention

Senior Self Portrait

Lauren Belcher
Jonesboro, IN United States
Drawing: Pencil

I wanted to illustrate the concept of being a High School senior during a pandemic. I included the things that would have been and what was with a little bit of artistic liberty. I included the ring, medals and stole that I wore when we did actually graduate on June 5th. I added the gas mask to represent the pandemic. I did include the rented robe with the school seal that we would traditionally have worn, but due to the pandemic, were unable to use this year. This is a mixed media piece including colored pencil, pen, white gel pen, and Brusho Crystal Color. I purposely painted the background with the crystals to be chaotic to represent the world at the time of my high school graduation.