• Keith Vonne Louise D. Lapuz, 2020
    Keith Vonne Louise D. Lapuz (Florin High School, 12th Grade)

These flowers are meant to add the glitter to this pessimist’s facade of happiness.

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The artwork’s main premise is to display my mental state back then. I was trapped in the pessimistic views of myself - I wanted to create an artwork reflecting this behavior - and as I was observing myself while planning on the piece, I realized that I often hide my sadness from my friends and loved ones, and as shown in this artwork, the ever so happy and ecstatic version of me is crawling with orange lilies, a symbol for self-hate and an inverted painting of a dahlia, a flower of commitment, representing my indecisiveness as a person. These flowers are meant to add the glitter to this pessimist’s facade of happiness. Furthermore, the golden clouds and the blue skies are also used to hide the pessimistic values in this artwork - a great representation of what I wanted- nothing is truly wrong until it is analyzed.

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