Honorable Mention
Keith Greenbaum
Freebird

The article I chose is from the New York Weekly Post Boy dated April 23, 1753. I felt passionate about the hardships the slaves faced, and felt as if I were struggling too. I was inspired by the adversity the slave Nell faced as a runaway slave. She had escaped from her manor having only the clothes she could carry. During these times of oppression, life as a slave felt hopeless and desolate. The ad portrays the biases slave owners held and how slaves were treated as mere objects.

Through my piece I wanted to depict the darkness of enslavement at the plantation contrasted with the light of freedom. I shaded the doves from dark to light tones demonstrating this movement. Nell was very much like a dove yearning to fly away to freedom, and I wanted my piece to convey that idea.

2008 Winners

Sisi Li (1)
Lia Rothschild (2)
Gus Boehling (3)
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Dustin Capek (H)
Keith Greenbaum (H)
Kahlilah Shahara Lilley (H)
Micole Woo (H)
Samantha Wilcox (H)
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Dara Illowsky
Yingna Liu
Roman Mendieta
Amanda Murray
Shannon Murray
Ali Simon-Fox
Megan Wachs