Artwork of Participating Students

All of Me – WINNER 2020

Judges’ Award 2nd Place $500

SOLD $300

All of Me
Name of Student: Miniya Wainwright
School: Bermuda High School (BHS)
Student: Age 17
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 23 x 24 x 1 Inches
Price WITH Frame $300

THEME 2020: What This Song Means to Me

The Lyrics of John Legend’s song ‘All of Me’ released in 2013 includes the lyrics “My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fine. You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.’ I wanted to show how water can be both calming and purifying as well as suffocating and powerful. When looking at the subject, just like the words in the song, it can be seen as someone drowning which is a more mournful view but another view is that the girl is at peace and ‘ breathing fine’ like the lyrics of the song which is about the uncontrollable feelings of being in love. The portrait is designed to be a metaphor for the song with the beautiful and unsettling lyrics. I chose acrylic to have a soft blend effect with the water as well as a bold effect for the facial expression.

 

 

Baby Girl – WINNER 2020 

Online Middle School People’s Choice $100

Baby Girl
Name of Student: Century Robinson
School: Bermuda Center for Creative Learning
Student Age: 12
Medium: Drawing with Colored Pencil
Dimensions: 8 ½ x 14 inches
Price WITH Frame $100

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me

I chose this song by Fern, a 10 year old You Tube musician, because I like the lyrics because they remind me of love and people should be loved for who they are. A few of the song lyrics are, “Baby I just want to love you. This is my EMOTIONS. Let me show you how to LOVE. Baby just Keep dancing non -stop like it is slow motion. “

My picture describes a lot of emotion. On the left of the picture shows happy emotion and on the right hand side of the picture shows sad emotion. In the center of the picture is an abstract picture I think emotion looks like to me. The top of the picture represents the crown source of emotion which is filling the emotional energy inside a person’s heart. The image of the eyes shows good energy and bad energy of a girl in love which shows how the feeling of love can make you feel full of emotions. For example – happy, sad or mad. The love hearts and big red lips show happy feelings of love which is very vibrant.

 

CAKE

 
CAKE
Name of Student: Kelsey DeSilva
School: Mount Saint Agnes Academy
Student: Age 17
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 16 X ¾ Inches
Price WITH Frame $300

THEME 2020 : What This Song Means To Me

My artwork CAKE is my interpretation of the song “Cake” by Melanie Martinez. This song depicts how girls can feel like they give away parts of themselves like pieces of cake. Cake is a woman’s severed head on a platter with a portion of her face cut away exposing the inside which is a layered cake. The painting is meant to be meaningful and though provoking.

 

Colours of My Soul

Colours Of My Soul
Name of Student: Jasmeen Codrington-Edmead
School: Cedarbridge Academy
Student: Age 17
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 12 x 12 x 1 Inch
Price WITHOUT Frame $100

THEME 2020 What This Song Means To Me

“The Colour of Your Soul” is inspired by the song “Oblivion” by Grimes and is featured around the lyrics “ I need someone else , to look into my eyes and tell me girl you better watch your health” I used the medium acrylic in my painting because I wanted the soul to be solid and emotions to feel more vivid and the reason I used black canvas is because it’s my interpretation of what oblivion truly feels and looks like. In the painting I am looking into my own eyes, because I want to save myself, from myself. It portrays having a fear of losing myself , and the irony of piece being name “ The Colour of Your Soul” though being a self-portrait, is due to me wanting people to see themselves through the cracks of my imperfections- because every soul is a mirror that you can see yourself in and the cracks only help guide the way.

 

 

Daydreamer’s Night

SOLD $100

Daydreamer’s Night
Name of Student: Frankie Arnold
School: Somersfield Academy
Student Age: 17
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 4 canvases 2 are 6×6 Inches and 2 are 8 x 10 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $100

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me

Whenever I get overwhelmed by schoolwork or I had a bad day I go outside at night to take a moment to look at the night sky and listen to music. Admiring the beauty of the night sky along with a song like Amore Mio Aivtami always relaxes me and reminds me how vast the universe is.

 

GOLD

GOLD
Name of Student: Dabney Reed
School: Somersfield Academy
Student Age: 16
Medium: Chalk Pastel and Gold Foil
Dimensions: 9 x 12 Inches
Price WITH Frame $150

THEME 2020 : What This Song Means To Me

The song I chose to base my work off of is GOLD by Brockhampton. One line in the songs says, “Green looks good with your envy” this influenced my use of green and black pastel that makes the woman in my drawing look malnourished. I then scattered gold foil in the background as well as on the woman’s earrings. My work is a comment on the detrimental effect of materialistic values. These values drive envy and jealousy that can progressively wear down an individual mental and physical state.

 

Heathens

Heathens
Name of Student: Laylah Hunt
School: Somersfield Academy
Student Age: 15
Medium: Drawing with Pencil Crayons
Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches
Price WITH FRAME $150

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me

My artwork was inspired by the song “Heathens” as it shows the Joker whom is typically an outcast, unlikeable and judged. It shows him looking miserable, a low gaze and appears to be shedding a tear as his makeup is running slightly. I used pencil crayons to capture the vivid colors of the Joker.

 

HOPE

 
HOPE
Name of Student: Paris Seymour
School: Somersfield Academy
Student Age: 17
Medium: Drawing with Pencil
Dimensions: 11 x 14 inches
Price WITH Frame $100

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me

The artwork shows a small child looking out the window to a city closed down due to COVID – 19. The streets are void of any people as it is during a time of quarantine. During this, the child is thinking of a time where the pandemic will finally be announced as over. Although there is still a hint of not knowing what would happen in the future as the thought is void of any people. Along with this, there is the chorus of the chosen song shown on the artwork and earphones connected to a phone, showing that the child listening to music. The song used is called Better Days by One Republic.

 

Objectifying Sexualization – WINNER 2020 

Online High School People’s Choice $1000

Objectifying Sexualization
Name of Student: Yukia Hall
School: Cedarbridge Academy
Title: OBJECTIFYING SEXUALIZATION
Student: Age 16
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24 x 36 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $600

THEME 2020: What This Song Means to Me

Originally inspired by Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” I’ve chosen to collectively create a piece that speaks upon not only the normalized standards of society in which one’s body is overly sexualized especially that of a woman, but also objectified. In which is also implied throughout this song, everyday life and most importantly lyric culture. By using grey tones I’ve aimed to bring attention to the dull body as a whole rather than any surroundings. In which one can conclude that the body is of most importance. However, the major element I’ve focused on throughout the piece is leaving out the facial structure in order to emphasize yet again how no longer is a deeper connection needed or made in the relationships of individuals as a whole whether it be mentally or emotionally as the only matter is relying on physical attributes. Which in overall creates an obsessive over sexualization and vivid concept of objectification.

 

Pocket Full Of Sunshine

SOLD $250

 
Pocket Full Of Sunshine
Name of Student: Christina Stephens Weser
School: Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA)
Student Age: 15
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 18 x 18 inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $300

THEME 2020: What This Song Means to Me

The art piece includes a quarter of a yellow sunflower poking out of a blue denim jean pant pocket with stitching and brass rivets details. The main colour of the sunflower is a yellow orange with three darker yellow orange stripes along the middle of the sunflower petals. In between the petals is an orange for the petals that are behind. In the centre of the sunflower a dark brown was used with a lighter brown band going out to the petals.

The artwork is inspired by the song “Pocketful of Sunshine” by Natasha Bedingfield. The sunflower represents sunshine and the pocket is the blue denim jean pocket.

 

POV – WINNER 2020 

Judges’ Award Middle School $100

POV
Name of Student: Arima Turner
School: Bermuda High School (BHS)
Student: Age 12
Medium: Mixed Media – Coloring Pencil and Acrylic Wash
Dimensions: 19 ½ x 15 x 1 ½ Inches
Price WITH Frame $200

THEME 2020: What This Song Means to Me

The piece relates to the song POV by Ariane Grande and the lyrics all of my pretty and all of my ugly too. The work is about internal beauty and outside beauty. I used coloring pencils as they are nice to blend to create a soft look with an acrylic wash underneath.

 

 

River of Tears – WINNER 2020 

Judges’ Award 3rd Place  $250

SOLD $300

River Of Tears
Name of Student: Amber Furtado
School: Mount Saint Agnes Academy (MSA)
Student: Age 18
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 36 x 12 x 0.75 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $300

 

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me

I selected a song “River of Tears” to base my artwork off of. While hardships and issues were surrounding me, I would fall back to this song. I created a piece with a waterfall coming out of the eye, referring to crying. Then having rocks surrounding the river referring to my hardships. This piece allowed me to express my feeling and thoughts from my past.

 

Scars to Your Beautiful – WINNER 2020

Judges’ Award Honorable Mention  $100

SOLD $200

Scars to Your Beautiful
Name of Student: Naomi Every
School: Somersfield Academy
Student Age: 14
Medium: Pastel
Dimensions: 18 x 12 inches
Price WITH Frame $200

THEME 2020 : What This Song Means To Me

This Painting is a painting inspired by “scars to your beautiful” showing the beauty in women and how women feel inside, but also explains how women feel about themselves and how they should always remember that they are beautiful no matter what. The flowers explain how women feel about themselves and how women are beautiful. The waterfall explains what is going through her mind and how she should wash away what people think. Above the waterfall is her idea of a perfect life.

 

WAIT – WINNER 2020 

Judges’ Award 1st Place  $1000

SOLD $400

WAIT
Name of Student: Layla Williams
School: Bermuda High School (BHS)
Student: Age 16
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 28 x 22 x ¾ Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $400

THEME 2020: What This Song Means To Me  

My artwork was inspired by the lyric, “I am the one thing in life I can control.“ The artwork is of a girl sitting in a pond and as the water and plants are able to flow freely, she can only control herself in this moment. The idea of being able to do as you please as long as it is not causing harm to another person is shown in my piece. This is by having the girl in an uncomfortable and not conventional situation while also showing the beauty of this event. I wanted this artwork to convey the elements of peace and beauty, when you decide to take control of your life and follow your path. This song means to me that I am on my own path in life and everyone’s pace is different. And sometimes I have to remind myself that I am always in control of my life and big things are to come in the future I just have to wait.