**2024 Best in Show: Emily Bennett – Ego

Artist: Emily Bennett
Title: Ego
Medium: Acrylic Ink
Grade: 11th
School: Acalanes High School
Teacher: Robert Porter



This piece was created with acrylic inks with some standard acrylic paints for details, largely experimental due to my inexperience with the medium. I thought the unpredictable nature of acrylic inks were well suited for the concept I wanted to explore: a questioning about the stability of the ego or self and how much of our free will is lost to conditions outside of our control.