* 2nd Place: Alyssa Diggdon – To Purity
Artist: Alyssa Diggdon
Title: To Purity
Grade: 11th grade
School: Campolindo High School
Teacher: Artwork created independently
This sculpture plays into the expectations of purity, more specifically the fall from it. The flower is made from a deconstructed soccer ball, held together by hot glue and minimal friendship bracelet string. It is glued to a stem made of wire, which is held in place by melted crayons inside of a painted clay pot. The pot is glued tilted atop black keys, to appear as if they are overthrowing the pot, spilling the “soil”, of the already decaying flower. “To Purity” represents loss of innocence.