Sanjana Adulla traced chalk around her friend, Gabriela Camejo.
Budding artists gathered at Sunset Park Elementary March 11 to show off their latest pieces. The Windermere Observer asked the artists to talk about their work and inspiration, and their answers didn’t disappoint. They overwhelmingly thanked their teachers, Ms. Ruiz and Ms. Cheesebrew, for providing inspiration.
The celebration continued outside with food trucks and chalk art.
Artist: Franklin Weiss
Piece: Movement Art
Weiss was inspired to create this piece based off an original artist who created a work displaying movement, though he and a classmate couldn’t recall the name of the artist.
“I guess that you can see the movement in the people in the picture of because of the little lines,” he said, pointing to lines protruding from the people in the work.
When asked who his inspiration in art is, Weiss thought for a moment and said: “I don’t know. I really just do whatever pops into my head.”
He went on to acknowledge his art teacher Ms. Cheesebrew as a great source of inspiration.
Artist: Sophia Pryor
Piece: Australian Dot Art
Pryor’s work was inspired by the beauty of roses and an enjoyment of literature.
“I liked how people would draw roses and so I thought maybe I could do that,” Pryor said. “I put it on the turtle with different colors. The rose on the turtle’s shell was supposed to be this rose from the book that I read, called Geronimo Stilton. I read the book, and so, I really liked how they had to find the rose and give it to the princess, and so, the princess was really pretty. The rose went with her outfit, and her hair, and it was so cool.”
Artist: Madelyn Israel
Piece: Cat and Bird
When first asked about her piece, Israel was speechless — but the cats on her dress spoke for her love of cats. She finally said that garden and cats are her favorite things to draw, because “I like gardens because they’re pretty.” Israel used markers and crayons to compose the piece, and gets her inspiration from visiting art museums.
Artist: Delaney Chambliss
Piece: Chinese Ming Vase
“We were learning about vases, and I wanted it to be night and summer,” said budding artist Delaney Chambliss. To complete the work, she used wooden pencils and stencils. She credits her influence to her teacher, Ms. Ruiz.
Artist: Eduardo Montelongo
Piece: Japanese Origami
Passion for his work inspired Montelongo.
“I like origami,” he said. “It’s fun, and it’s challenging.” His teacher, Ms. Ruiz — who is also his inspiration — instructed him to make flowers with origami.
Artist: Ambrielle Watson
Piece: Chinese Ming Vase
Look closely at the Watson’s work, and you’ll see it’s not your typical vase.
“It some characters on it. Batman and cat woman,” Watson said. When asked why she chose the characters, Watson’s answer was simple. “Because I like them,” she said. She selected the color blue for her vase because it is her favorite color.
Artist: Victor Valvassori
Piece: Warm/Cool Weaving
The colors of his weaving are what draw Valvassori into his piece.