Renata Isabella Uribe-Tamayo – The New Normal

Artist: Renata Isabella Uribe-Tamayo
Title: The New Normal
Grade: 12th grade
School: Bentley Upper School
Teacher: Aram Muksian

Nothing sits right in this scene. Is anything in this photo normal? Yes, this is our new normal. Masks are normal, red skies are normal. The earth is undergoing global warming while, simultaneously, our hearts burn internally for hope.

This is my mother finding herself in such a disconnect with the world while matching. She seems to be in accordance with the “red” environment. Her expressions do not communicate a single thing, she is silent; disconnected.

You can either communicate through art or saying nothing at all and allow others to assume your thoughts. Art holds so much power. My piece is quite silent yet powerful. Simply admire the beauty in the anomaly.