Lily Salazar – Secretly Peaceful

Artist: Lily Salazar
Title: Secretly Peaceful
Media: Oil pastels
Grade: 10th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Kelsey Jones

Using oil pastels our assignment in class was to represent and bring awareness to a part of our community. Often people, including me, see my mother as hardworking, driven, and whip-smart. But during quarantine I got to know a new side of her. The side that would sit in a cheetah print sweater on the couch and fall asleep to trashy-television. I wanted to show how moms can be vulnerable, tired, and peaceful because I think that their restfulness is often overlooked.