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GOLD By Chandler Gould

The Scholastic Art Awards date back to 1923, and the prestigious art award was even given to Andy Warhol in 1945. Luminaries judge submissions in the visual arts, and some of them are even past recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, skill and the presence of personal voice or vision. This year, five Fossil Ridge High School students won the Gold Key for their art pieces. Award winners included seniors Jonathan Hamilton, Cassie Florentin, and Tess Scarborough. Senior Jonathan Hamilton “Nihil” (Top Right) Q: What inspired your winning piece? A: The inspiration for my piece came from what I see to be a paradox expressed by nihilism (the belief in nothing). The paradox is that nihilism is both childishly innocent but also terrifying. The idea of believing in nothing has sculpted my identity as a person and an artist enormously. Senior Cassie Florentin “Spyglass” Q: What does it mean to you to win the Scholastic Gold Key award? A: To win a gold key is surreal. When my pieces were entered into scholastics, I was really just hoping for anything, to be honest. As an artist, you are always looking for positive feedback in artwork. You work and erase and create, for hours, putting your heart and soul in to it. While you are doing it for your own soul purpose, for your own therapy, you are still secretly striving for some sort of success indicator. Winning a gold key is simply an honor and something I will never forget. Senior Tess Scarborough “Taraxcum” Q: What inspired your winning piece? A: The day that I took the picture that won the gold key award I was riding a four-wheeler with a friend down a dirt path in the Wyoming mountains. I had brought my camera and we were exploring the summer countryside. I saw this dandelion and was just interested by it. E Check out the full article at eistone.org

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