Sydney Zhang – Travels and Memories

Artist: Sydney Zhang
Title: Travels and Memories
Grade: 11th grade
School: Campolindo High School
Teacher: Collette Sweeney

This piece is a still life digital photo featuring a unique selection of analogously-colored objects from different parts of the world, each with its own story about family, friends, travels, and memories made along the way. The objects include a vase found in a small shop in Nanjing, China, during a visit to relatives, an oil lamp from cousins in New York, a handmade dish from a family trip to Lisbon, Portugal, a glass paperweight from an old friend, and a leaf from my own backyard. The photo was created using natural light, a reflector, and a dark surface and background to make the objects stand out.