* 1st Place: Leena Hobson – ALIVE

Artist: Leena Hobson
Title: ALIVE
Media: Clay
Grade: 12th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Michelle Cho

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and quarantine regulations were put into effect, I’ve found myself listening to music more than ever. Whether I’m listening to music in between my classes, in the shower, or outside on a walk, music has become a part of my everyday life and routine. In this artwork, I wanted to convey the emotions and ideas that I feel emerge whenever I listen to music – in a physical form – and hope that this piece will provoke a certain question to viewers: When you slip on those headphones, where does your imagination take you?