Many beautiful pieces were entered into the annual GA Student Choice art contest and once all of the votes were counted, the winner was senior Charlotte Harobin ’22. Harobin sought to create two different worlds on a fully hand-sculpted chess board. Looking from a distance you can see a colorful representation of the game. Yet look closely and you feel like you are entering a fantastic and magical world.
Says Harobin, “In Ms. Ritz’s sculpture class the instructions were, ‘Create a complete chess board.’ I decided to create a sort of forest scene with the two sides being natural mushrooms and the other being a more Alice in Wonderland/psychedelic feel.
“I built up the sides with plaster to create the scene and used moss and fake grass to decorate it. I just created the mushrooms out of clay and painted them. To help contrast the two sides, I used bright colors and glitter on one and used moss and natural colors on the others.”
The piece was entered with other artworks from fellow Upper School art students. Peers then submitted votes for their favorite. Says Upper School Art Teacher and Department Head David Love, “In addition to congratulating Charlotte, the Upper School Visual Arts Department wants to thank all the art students who submitted. We commend you on your ambitious artistic efforts and your courage in participating. Your involvement made this year’s competition another stellar installation. Thanks also to those who voted. You have excellent taste! Of course, biggest congratulations and thanks go to Charlotte for her fine work. It’s super impressive, Charlotte!”
The piece of art will be installed in a place of honor at GA.