Name: Ashley Orozco Grade: 12th grade Name of the piece: Future Piece
Before starting this piece, Ashley Orozco learned that sea turtles often get caught in the garbage that we leave at or near the shore, which led to the endangerment of these sea creatures.
“This shows how careless and ignorant people are by contributing [leaving garbage around the shore] to the endangerment of these animals [sea turtles]”, Orozco quoted.
Orozco was inspired to create her artwork which she called “Future Piece” to educate others on how any amount of garbage, even a small item, can cause damage to the ocean and its animals.
Name: Liv Mulligan Grade: 12th grade Name of Piece: Free Spirit
When Liv Mulligan created this piece, she was going through a phase where she wanted to feel free and independent. She created “Free Spirit” to symbolize her phase of change. She has admired birds and how free they are when soaring through the sky.
“I’ve always looked up to birds and flying creatures and saw them as being free spirited, which is why I decided to named my piece 'Free Spirit’,” Quotes Mulligan
Name: Olive Fengel Grade: 12th grade Name of Piece: Dendritic Memories
As Olive Fengel was reminiscing about her memories and how happy or sad they were, she documented all of her significant memories from her past and created something meaningful to her.
When you look closer at Fengel’s piece, you can see how the little lines specify neurons. The colors identify how she felt during the time of her memory. Her piece made it to the Arts Award Ceremony that was presented at the Hartford Theater.
Name: Juliet Royster Grade: 12th grade Name of Piece: Premeditated Murder
Juliet Royster was trying to understand the different points of view of having an abortion or keeping the baby. She didn't want anyone to be influenced based on her own personal opinions, so she decided to stay neutral and let the viewer make their own opinion.
Royster quoted, “I like to stay in the middle and have the viewer feel what’s the right decision for them.”