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    The Naramore Art Show celebrates art created by Seattle Public Schools middle and high school students.

    Art gallery tip: Click the images in each gallery to see a larger image.

    Student ArtworkThis piece was from a project where we had to hide our name in a piece with things that we love or that inspire us. I had many ideas for this project, but I landed on a self-portrait because it was something I had never attempted before. In the piece I’ve hidden my name: Nid. I enjoy photography so I added a camera lens in my eye because the pupil and the aperture of a camera work very similarly. The crown like halo around my head represent two other things. I’m in a circus and I perform with an

    Nid Lefkoff, 10th Grade, The Center School, "Your Name as Art"

    Student ArtworkI was inspired by ancient Greek and Roman statues. I drew a few statues that I thought were interesting and some continuous line drawings of the athletes shown as reference in class. I learned a lot about line weight and value through this drawing. It was challenging deciding where I would put color and where I would put ink because I was worried I would ruin it and not be able to erase it. Luckily, it turned out fine in the end.

    Anna Vanlandingham, 9th Grade, The Center School, "Coloseum"

    Student ArtworkMy piece was inspired by the movement of various dance styles and dancers. I used pencil, ink, markers, and colored pencil to create it. I learned a lot about how I can better represent motion in my artwork, whether it’s the sharp movement of hip hop or the graceful and restrained movement of ballet. My biggest challenge was with how flat the piece was looking at the beginning, so I had to think creatively and figure out how to really emphasize the motion and dimension of dance. My favorite part

    Madelyn Tanabe, 10th Grade, The Center School, "Red"

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    Simon Officer, 12th Grade, Chief Sealth High School, "Creations of Me"

    Student ArtworkFor this piece, I used graphite as my medium in order to explore detail and shading. I wanted the piece to be cohesive and evoke a melancholy feeling. I normally work with acrylic, it was challenging to capture the shadows of a 3D figure.

    Elena Maria Ruiz, 11th Grade, Chief Sealth High School, "Piaso"

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    Leslie Jimenez, 11th Grade, Chief Sealth High School, "Portrait"

    Student ArtworkI try to use my imagination as an escape from earth. Since I can't travel into space (yet!), I like to think about what is actually there, when I need a little inspiration.

    Sophia Jones, 11th Grade, Franklin High School, "Love of Fiction"

    Student ArtworkThis piece represents living in a world where the outside world believes you don't belong. However, you are able to disregard this notion and find beauty in life anyways. This is displayed by the contrast between the black and white woman with a vibrant background.

    Alexandra Lawson-Mangum, 11th Grade, Franklin High School, "Rainbow Perspective"

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    Nathan Louie, 12th Grade, Franklin High School, "Xinping the Pooh"

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    Molly Jenkins, 11th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Self Portrait"

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    Sam Hansen, 12th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Excerpts from DAEDAE - Book II, 'Waters of Sandycove' - Graphic Novel Trilogy"

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    Emme Brown, 9th Grade, Lincoln High School, "Untitled"

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    Maryan Hussein, 10th Grade, Lincoln High School, "My Identity"

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    Triniti McGee, 12th Grade, Roosevelt High School, "Fragments of Identity"

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    Lauryn Nguyen, 11th Grade, West Seattle High School, "Reflection"

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    Mason Ross, 10th Grade, The Center School, "Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder"

    Student ArtworkThe title of this piece is "Sunny Side Up". Breakfast is a happy time for me and I wanted to try capturing that feeling to share with others. I find it is always good to look on the bright side.

    Joe Siegrist, 9th Grade, The Center School, "Sunnyside"

    Student ArtworkI created this piece because I wanted to show emotion in another way besides the face. I liked the idea of someone who is so angry squeezing a pear until it bruises and leaks juice. I chose markers because it is a medium I enjoy working with due to the markers quick drying nature and flat colors yet easy to blend when needed. The main challenge was drawing the hand squeezing the pear.

    Camellia Maxson, 12th Grade, The Center School, "Pear"

    Student ArtworkWhat really inspired me to do this piece was thinking about my culture and traditions. I wanted to portray myself in a way that is recognizable to people with the same upbringings and traditions.

    Bindi Nguyen, 11th Grade, Chief Sealth High School, "Ao Dai"

    Student ArtworkI chose chalk colored pencils because they illuminated best on black paper. I cropped the photo to enlarge the face as much as possible for an added dramatic effect. Using the bright colors and dark contrasts, this piece conveys horror and despair.

    Michelle Guan, 12th Grade, Franklin High School, "The Assassination of Versace"

    Student Artwork“You are the light itself.  Sometimes you're too bright- I can't look at you. But can I stay by your side?" The same person who had nothing but their life planned out for them, recognized their self-worth. Intertwining within my identity, someone I'll never forget.

    Christine Nguyen, 11th Grade, Franklin High School, "Escape from Reality"

    Student ArtworkMy art piece is based on an Asian-American artist, Joji, and his music video, "Slow Dancing in the Dark". I made this piece without using sketch lines. To represent relationships revolving around love. Simply put -- relationships aren’t planned. Even with mistakes, it can be extraordinary.

    Jazmynn L. Martin, 12th Grade, Franklin High School, "Slow Dancing in the Dark"

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    Molly Jenkins, 11th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Vintage"

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    Jayne Astle, 12th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Fragments of You"

    Jayne Astle, 12th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Fragments of You"

    Jayne Astle, 12th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Fragments of You"

    Jayne Astle, 12th Grade, Ingraham High School, "Fragments of You"

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    Hazel Nowbar, 9th grade, Lincoln High School, "My Apocalypse II"

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    Mya Valentine, 10th grade, Lincoln High School, "Untitled"

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    Davsan Elimo, 10th Grade, Lincoln High School, "Untitled"

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    Bailey Heller, 12th Grade, Roosevelt High School, "See What I Saw"

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    Bianca Custer, 12th Grade, West Seattle High School, "Endangered"