COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES & NAVAJO
I am fourteen years old and will be a freshman in high school this school year. I began drawing as a small child. I began with crayons on the walls and graduated to painting on canvas. I love all mediums of art. I dance, I sing, I draw, and play the piano. I have been fortunate to have very supportive parents who encourage me to develop my talents that I possess and those that I want to possess.
In my piece, I used the background to tell most of the story. I see it as the world and how it can be swallowing and dark, but as native youth, we can bring light and importance into a world where so many things are going on. In the girl’s face, she realizes her worth and she knows that she counts in the world even if there is darkness surrounding her. We need to realize our importance in order to have a light with us to help our community.