* Honorable Mention: Laura Ni – Let Me Fly

Artist: Laura Ni
Title: Let Me Fly
Media: Pencil, markers, acrylic on paper
Grade: 11th grade
School: Head-Royce Upper School
Teacher: Ann Murphy

The main theme of this painting is to be free. I drew the hands with pencil to contrast them with the golden paper cranes which I drew with golden markers. I hoped that when people look at the art piece, they will first be captured by the ghost like hands that emerged from the darkness and then shift their focus on to the colorful cranes that signifies the beauty in our lives.