Alison Rhee – Bayon

Artist: Alison Rhee
Title: Bayon
Media: Charcoal
Grade: 9th grade
School: Miramonte High School
Teacher: Artwork created independently

I created this piece out of charcoal, based on a photograph taken by photographer John McDermott. I missed traveling a lot, so I decided to create this to remind me of my family’s travels in Cambodia a couple years ago. I loved the Bayon temple when we visited and it is very unique, as it has 216 faces built into it. The faces are all very serene, and making it and even just looking at it makes me feel more at peace during these crazy times.