* Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Yasumura – Gateshead

Artist: Kaitlyn Yasumura
Title: Gateshead
Media: Ink & metal tipped pen
Grade: 11th grade
School: Carondelet High School
Teacher: Daria Sur

Inspired by Jane Eyre, I used a metal-tipped pen and an inkwell to recreate emulate the illustrations of the era while also creating a feeling of movement with the tiny pen stokes. The idea that drove me was a feeling of oppression and suffocation that many young women face in patriarchal settings so I wanted to further express that through the tight environment, busy and compact line work, and exaggeration of the subjects’ proportions.