I’d like to highlight each piece of art submitted by area teens to our recent “Make Waves Through Art” contest. The entire display is available for viewing on the bulletin board in the Teen Area.
Dougherty Valley High School, Grade 10 STORY OF THE FORGOTTEN
Colored pencil, watercolor
Dublin High, Grade 11 WE ARE WAVES OF ONE OCEAN
Colored pencil, marker, glitter
In my artwork, I reflected the idea that the world is but one country, and humankind is its citizen. We are all like waves of one ocean, and therefore we can all make waves together. My work represents that every race is equal and we can all live in harmony.
Wells Middle School, Grade 8 STRONG AS WAVES Color pencil
In my illustration regarding “Making Waves” I was able to correlate the strength of the ocean to the adequacy and power of Superman. As the waves go up and down in the ocean, we also struggle in our daily life. Man can be as strong as Superman to stand up straight and strong in the hardships of life.
Fallon Middle Scholl, Grade 8 WAVE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE
Paint, oil, pastels
Fallon Middle School, Grade 9 FLYING TURTLE
Watercolor, color pencil, pen
Dublin High School, Grade 10 JOURNEY OF THE LIGHTS
Poster color, color pencil,wire, beads, tracing paper, glitter, glue, pizza box
Monte Vista High School, Grade 12 MAKE PEACEFUL WAVES THROUGH NATURE’S SERENITY
Watercolor, colored pencil
The saying goes: “Life is hard”. However, it can be less hard with a beautiful world full of creative artwork. It is important to appreciate the happiness and peacfulness that Mother Nature grants us. The serent strokes shown in Make Waves emit tranquil emotions to soften moods and emulate a “happy place”. By sharing a cheerful setting with the Dublin Library, I hope to brighten someone’s day, to encourage a child’s effort in studies, and to enhance a comfortable setting for engagement in learning.
Dougherty Valley High School, Grade 12 Along With the Waves
Charcoal on Bristol paper
“Making Waves” is a really broad topic that could be interpreted in a variety of different ways. However, my interpretation of waves directly relates to the ocean and everything coming along with it. My drawing illustrates a diversity of seashells being washed towards the seashore. I chose seashells because they represent both elegance and strength, just the way the wave is. I used charcoal in order to achieve the rough texture of a conch. Finally, I used black and white contrast to capture a simple, yet captivating and realistic look.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE? Cast your ballot below or pick up a paper ballot in the Teen Area. Three local area artists and art teachers are also judging the submitted art work. Let’s see if you agree with their choice.