Wendy Mapaye – Transparency

Artist: Wendy Mapaye
Title: Transparency
Grade: 11th grade
School: Miramonte High School
Teacher: artwork created independently

To make this piece, I used a digital art program. The piece itself is the Earth with a heart cut out in the middle. Behind the heart sprouts tree branches with pretty, pink flowers growing on the end. Layered behind the Earth is newspaper text. I made the Earth/branches/flowers very transparent and easy to see through because I wanted the newspaper to also be seen a little bit. The newspaper through the Earth symbolizes how, although pretty looking, the world has a lot of issues that aren’t always seen because we fail to take a closer look at what’s really happening.