* 3rd Place: Ava von Behren – I’m so Blue All the Time

Artist: Ava von Behren
Title: I’m so Blue All the Time
Media: Mixed media
Grade: 12th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Kelsey Jones

Inspiration from a portrait of Louis XIV and Judith of Holofernes. The recreation of traditional artworks with nontraditional figures is a critical part of pushing back on the confinement women, specifically women of color, face. The generally monochromatic theme with the pops of gold and red connect to the idea of creating divine figures out of underrepresented communities.

Materials: Watercolor paper, tissue paper, acrylic ink (blues, red, & gold), acrylic paint, gold leaf.