Artist of the Week

Artist of the Week

Words and Photo: Vaishnavi Mahalingam

Senior Mary Yu has been taking art at Centennial since freshman year, but she has been drawing since before elementary school.

A piece that she is proud of is on display in the hallway, an oil painting displaying a girl holding her hands up to shield her face. Yu worked on the piece at the beginning of the school year.

Yu decided to draw this piece in order to practice portraying body language and the expression of figures. In illustrating it, she portrayed shyness through the positioning of the subject’s body. “I think what [the painting] was trying to show was… being really shy and hiding from the world,” Yu stated.

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