2021 Students’ Artwork

Abstract Feelings About COVID

 
Abstract Feelings About COVID
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 11 x 14 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $250

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Abstract Feelings about COVID

Name of Student: Ashlynn Carter

School: Bermuda High School (BHS)

Student Age: 11

Grade / Year: 7

To show my feelings in the time of COVID -19.

 

Agony

 
Agony
Medium: Mixed Media
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 Inches
Price WITH Frame $200
Price WITHOUT Frame $170

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Agony

Name of Student: Zane Thompson

School: Cedarbridge Academy

Student Age: 15

Grade / Year: S2

As I reflect on being a teenager, the uncertainty of my future causes me agony. With what is going on in the world applies more pressure to me as COVID-19 has caused chaos in the world. Every time you turn on the TV all you hear about is the new COVID cases and another COVID related death. Businesses are closing and people are financially struggling. For me this has caused compassion and hurt for the people of Bermuda. I find myself listening to music that provides knowledge about our existence, musical artist like Dababy help me think and reflect on things that are going on in other’s lives and how they came up from their struggles. It makes me reflect on the injustice police brutality. It also makes me think of how young black teenagers are influenced by drugs and gangs. This causes me agony also because I’ve had personal experiences with the influence of gangs and drugs.

 

As The World Turns – WINNER 2021

 

Judges’ Award 2nd Place $500

 
As the World Turns
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 30 x 24 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $400

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: As The World Turns

Name of Student: Layla Williams

School: Bermuda High School ( BHS)

Student Age: 17

Grade / Year: 13

This piece describes the shock and confusion we all felt during the peak of Covid. It felt like the end of the world. We came together as a diverse community to get through this hard time.

 

The buildings on fire in the background represent the emotions I felt during the wildfires and Black Lives Matter protests.

 

The circle fisheye effect is significant to show the world as a whole and how the focus was on us to make things right

 

COVID Innocence – WINNER 2021

 

Honorable Mention $150

 

SOLD $150

 
COVID Innocence
Medium: Graphite Pencil and Colored Pencil
Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches
Price WITH Frame $150

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: COVID Innocence

Name of Student: Kailey Lewis

School: Mount Saint Agnes Academy ( MSA)

Student Age: 18

Grade / Year: 11

I chose to do a pencil drawing of two babies in masks, holding a toy structured virus that symbolizes COVID-19.  The two babies are of separate races to represent the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the racial equality and peace we seek for today’s society. The overall concept of my artwork is to showcase the innocence of children who are growing up during a global pandemic, where they do not know anything other than wearing masks. This has brought about a new kind of childhood experience in our society. Last year, 2020 took a toll on my family and me. My bi-racial niece and nephew were born overseas, yet unfortunately we have not been able to see them or witness their first year of growth. This drawing was inspired by the events that affected children being born during the year 2020.

 

COVID Overload -WINNER 2021

 

Judges’ Award 1st Place $1000

 
COVID Overload
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Dimensions: 24 x 20 inches
Price WITHOUT Frame: $225

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: COVID Overload

Name of Student: Megan Soares

School: Mount Saint Agnes Academy ( MSA)

Student Age: 16

Grade / Year: 11

My painting depicts the events and struggles people all over the world had to deal with during the outbreak of COVID-19. In the top left corner, the COVID-19 virus takes up space to symbolize how it took over our lives. In the top right corner, multiple hands are reaching for a roll of toilet paper to show the panic people felt. Under the COVID-19 viruses shows a person on a scale showing some of the personal physical changes that affected people during lockdown. To the right of the scale is a young person on a laptop symbolizing online school and working from home. Center and near the bottom two people wearing masks symbolize social distancing. Lastly in the bottom right corner shows people protesting for the BLM movement.

 

Graduation Call

 
Graduation Call
Medium: Colored Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Micronpens
Dimensions: 10 x 13 Inches
Price WITH Frame $130
Price WITHOUT Frame $100

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Graduation Call

Name of Student: Eden Smith

School: Cedarbridge Academy

Student Age: 17

Grade / Year: S4

My piece depicts 6 different kids on a graduation zoom call. Unfortunately, this is something that is very relatable to the youth of my generation. Last year 2020 due to all the restrictions in place and many people losing their lives to the coronavirus, kids in Bermuda, as well as all the world were unable to have the graduation send off of their dreams. I find this devastating as we spend 4 systematic years day in and day out working to be rewarded with walking across the stage and being handed our diplomas.

 

Help Through The Storm – WINNER 2021

 

ONLINE High School People’s Choice Award $1000

 

Judges’ Award 3rd Place $250

 

SOLD $200

 

Help Through The Storm
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 24 x 20 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $200

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Help Through The Storm

Name of Student: Jessie DeBraga

School: Warwick Academy

Student Age: 16

Grade / Year: 12

2020 I believe is safe to say, was not our clear blue sky of years past. Some people found it a lot easier than others to get through the cloudy and uncertain year of 2020. It was a year where many relied on others. A lot of people would not have made it through without the help of others that had the resources they no longer seemed to have. With all the bad and scary, people kept focusing on that bad, on how hard the year has been, to overlook the good that managed to shine through. The balloons can stand for a variety things, that other had that other may lack. Not a lot of people were able to hold on to so much in 2020 had to let go or managed to get away.

 

Home Office

 

SOLD $150

 
Home Office
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 16 x 12 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $150

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Home Office

Name of Student: Maya Thomas – Fubler

School: Warwick Academy

Student Age: 16

Grade / Year: 12

The artwork depicts a woman doing work from her home, in her bed, as she imagines being outside on a beach. The comforter on her bed is meant to represent a sandy pink beach with the blanket over her knees representing fluffy, aquamarine waves crashing onto the shore. Behind her and her pillows there is a beautiful landscape of clear skies and multiple shades of blue sea.

 

In Full Bloom

 
In Full Bloom
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 30 x 24 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $400

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: In Full Bloom

Name of Student: Ranaa Farooqui

School: Warwick Academy

Student Age: 16

Grade / Year: 12

In Full Bloom‘ is a metaphorical depiction of struggle and its essential underlying beauty. 2020 was a year that challenged, confronted and affected every persons living reality through COVID 19 and even the rapid emergence and recognition of racial disparities and environmental crisis. To me and to many others, 2020 was a year of pain, struggle and loss. Looking back a year later, I only realize that the pain Id encountered has cultivated into the most beautiful things I have experienced and known. With heavy texture and thick brushstrokes, I highlight the heaviness of 2020. The womans red eyes that have just cried and the crack in her face, grow vines that extend to all lengths of the canvas, manifesting a big, bloomed forest. This painting is a symbolization and reminder than painful things have every ability to transform and mature into beauty if given a chance; for growth cannot foster without pain. 2020s downfalls and struggles has only been an opportunity to learn and to grow, something I see that is parallel in everyones life. We have all struggled in some way during 2020, and this paintings pursuit is a comforting reminder that there is beauty in all pain

 

Infected

 
Infected
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 13.5 x 10.5 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $250

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Infected

Name of Student: Ashley – Morgan Attride Stirling

School: Bermuda High School (BHS)

Student Age: 17

Grade / Year: 13

An acrylic conceptual place about everything we have lost through this pandemic. The mouth is maskless as it symbolizes the freedom which we have had to give up for global health and safety. The same goes for the restricted blue colour palette. The composition is rather intimate and can evoke a sense of discomfort in the viewers which reflects how odd it may be when we are able to rid ourselves of masks and mandates.

 

Inner World

 
Inner World
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 20 x 16 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $50

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Inner World

Name of Student: Jasmin Hasselkuss

School: Somersfield Academy

Student Age: 14

Grade / Year: 10

Throughout 2020 and 2021 I’ve spent most of my time in my room. It became my own world, isolated from almost everyone. I found myself trying new hobbies that I thought I would never pick up. This is shown by the paper and the books on the floor. I started reading and writing which I never had any interest before. My room also became extremely messy and I found it hard to get the motivation to clean it. At first it seemed like being stuck in my room would be a bad thing but instead my room became my sanctuary.

 

The Lockdown – WINNER 2021

 

ONLINE Middle School People’s Choice Award $100

 
The Lockdown
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 20 x 16 Inches
Price WITH Frame $195
Price WITHOUT Frame $100
 

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: The Lockdown

Name of Student: Century Burrows Robinson

School: Bermuda Center for Creative Learning

Student Age: 13

Grade / Year: M2

The worldwide pandemic meant I was locked down and that I lost my freedoms and liberties which I always took for granted. I wanted the jail bars to be prominent in my artwork as I felt like I was locked away from family and friends for a never-ending period of time. COVID-19 was unknown and quite frightening and the whole world seemed jailed for a crime we did not commit. Therefore, my artwork captures my artistic impression of the different COVID-19 colorful variants attacking the world while we were all on lockdown with no escape.

The entire pandemic has caused confusion, chaos and disparity amongst many segments of our community and my artwork represents this truth from my perspective of the worldwide pandemic.

We will emerge from COVID-19 virus attack on the world. However, life as we know it will never be the same for many impacted personally by the pandemic.

 

Memory

 
Memory
Medium: Acrylic and watercolor on canvas
Dimensions: 12 x 16 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $290

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Memory

Name of Student: Zoe Gores

School: Bermuda High School (BHS)

Student Age: 16

Grade / Year: 12

When I thought of the theme hindsight 2020 I tried to think about where I spent most of my time. Since we weren’t allowed to leave our houses due to the long quarantine, all of my key memories for that year happened when I was in my room. I chose to focus on my bed and desk because those were the two places that I spent the most time when I was at school, talking to my current friends, meeting new ones and having time by myself to reflect with my own thoughts. The memories that this piece of furniture holds over the course of that year is endless. When I sketched the bed and desk onto the canvas I decided to depict them in a fisheye perspective to show that that area was my little bubble when the pandemic first started. However, when I started painting the pair in their original colours, I found that they were too dull and didn’t represent my true feelings, that’s why I decided to use vibrant and flowing colours to represent all of the joy and memories that they hold for me.

 

Prisoner #2020

 
Prisoner #2020
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 20 x 16 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $100

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Prisoner #2020

Name of Student: Taylor Herzog

School: Somersfield Academy

Student Age: 13

Grade / Year: M3

2020 was hectic. It held us hostage from our normal lives. In my painting I am shown as a prisoner, specifically, Prisoner #2020. Hopelessly reaching out to what my life should have been or rather would have been if not for the pandemic. Held back by the virus, shown as a ball and chain, I am helpless and I am hopeless. Beyond that door is all that I missed out on during the year 2020. Carelessly chatting, travelling, attending public events, playing sports, and spending time with my friends and family. The pattern on the door represents the constant protocols, including wearing a mask. The multiple locks symbolize a bunker protecting the status quo we hope to live in once again. Finally, the moon and the stars depict how it seems that normalcy is nothing more than a dream.

 

Question Mark

 

SOLD $300

 

Title: Question Mark
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 20 x 16 Inches
Price WITHOUT Frame $300

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Question Mark

Name of Student: Naomi Every

School: Somersfield Academy

Student Age: 15

Grade / Year: M5

Considering the theme “Hindsight is 2020”, I thought of the year 2020 and how the world got turned upside down by the pandemic. While we were in lockdown, I found myself looking out the window admiring nature and the calmness of less noise, people and traffic. I was inspired to paint a scene where the outside world is simple and thriving. I remember holding on to this peacefulness to keep me in a positive state of mind. You will notice that the rainbow and the sun come together to create a question mark. For me it signifies not knowing what was coming next, the uncertainty of our future. I am hoping that this artwork will prompt the viewer to ponder any question they have in their own mind about our times.

 

Road of Remembrance

 
Road of Remembrance
Medium: Pen, Marker, Water and Charcoal
Dimensions: 18 x 12.5 inches Inches
Price WITH Frame $50
Price WITHOUT Frame $30

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Road of Remembrance

Name of Student: Emily Orchard

School: Somersfield Academy

Student Age: 14

Grade / Year: M4

This image is of an empty street in COVID times. It is meant to represent the loneliness and gloom that the pandemic brought the world. All the shops have sales and discounts to show how the economy suffered. It also shows through the sales and the closed sign on one building how places went out of business due to the lockdown and having no income. The shop windows displaying only a small portion of essential products like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and face masks shows how the mass panic led to shops running out of products and there was a lack of food in many places. The charcoal used to make the top look dirty is meant to represent gloom and despair. The water used to give the image detail and make the ink bleed is meant to make it look as it is crying for those who lost their lives to COVID-19 pandemic. The eyes are to represent how we watched as the world fell into disrepair and we all went into lockdown where all we could do is sit and wait for it to be over. They also represent our lives and what was happening. The eyes that are fading represent the issues people suffered through in lockdown, from COVID to family issues. The almost faded eye represents people who have lost the lives in the pandemic. The name is meant to suggest looking back on all that has happened in the last year.

 

Temptation’s Grasp

 
Temptation’s Grasp
Medium: Pencil and pen combination
Dimensions: 9.5 x 11.5
Inches
Price WITH Frame $100
Price WITHOUT Frame $75

PARTICIPANTS FOR 2021 THEME: Hindsight is 2020

Title: Temptation’s Grasp

Name of Student: Judah Smith Dyer

School: Cedarbridge Academy

Student Age: 17

Grade / Year: S4

The piece is a reflection on COVID -19 and how it affected me last year. In the piece there are two characters. One represents people and the other is death. In the image we can see that smoke is pouring out of death’s mouth and eyes. This smoke is a representation of COVID and how it is everywhere and how it pours from others. Death also represents temptation and is trying to take the mask off the woman’s face. The temptation for everyone to do their own thing and go out and party is tempting the woman who is resisting temptation, she is destroying the source of it, she has death’s arm in her grasp and is breaking it. The woman is currently wearing a combination of a non-caring or irritated expression. The reason I chose this expression is because I didn’t want the character to be angry with temptation or COVID because it’s just the situation we are in. We must overcome and continue with our situation. It would make no sense being angry with something that is impossible to change.