“These prints were greatly inspired by transitions and progressions, and they convey a parallel between inner progressions and the transitions between different time periods. I started out by using more muted colors in my prints, like the forest green and yellow ochre. These were representational of an older time period. Then I began using more vivid blues and purples, and this symbolized the transition from an older time to the modern day. I think my quote also follows this theme, because it reflects how women were portrayed in an older time period and the standards they had to uphold versus the more modern appreciation of a woman’s independence and strength.”

Casey Riley, grade 10