PrideTime Senior Editor
Senior, Alie Arcamone, roams the halls going about her day and hanging with her friends. To most people, she’s just another student at McMahon, but her artwork says otherwise.
Since third grade, her passion for art has grown and she has been able to develop skills to make her a better artist. Art is something that can be viewed in different shapes or forms. For Arcamone, she expresses herself through painting, printmaking, and drawing.
“Art helps me express myself and brings out my creative side. Art is something I do in the moment, I don’t think about what I’m going to make I just do it. It’s an escape from reality, like how some people take out their feelings through sports. I guess I could say it’s the same but through art,” said Arcamone.
Taking art electives and going to different kinds of art programs, Arcamone has increased her artistic skills and plans to continue art in her future but not as a career.
“I don’t plan on doing art in college, but I will always pursue it as a hobby. I think that art will always be a part of my life in some way.”
From a young age, Arcamone has enjoyed the feeling of creating. Her artwork expresses different kinds of emotions depending on what she feels like that day. But the question is, when did art become such a big part of her life? Why did her passion grow so much?
“In elementary school, I took this test to measure my artistic skills to see if I qualified for being a part of ‘artistically talented’. That simple test made me work harder and get better throughout the years.”
Her artwork not only inspires herself but others as well. When others see her work, they interpret it different every time. They believe that Arcamone has a true talent in her that should be expressed more to the public eye.
“Her artwork inspires me to improve my own artwork. Sometimes I look at her art and it makes me want to explore other medias. I know she doesn’t really see herself pursuing a career in art, but I definitely see her doing that. She has great talent and creativity,” said Anna Robinson (‘19).
Artists at McMahon are not recognized for their talent outside of the classroom. In Arcamone’s art classes, she can reveal her true talents and not be the unknown artist.