School: Governor Stirling Senior High School
Artist statement: People often seek escape through books. They turn to books when they need a break, a momentary distraction into fantasy. The butterflies are a symbol of freedom. When the book is closed they are trapped, but the moment the book is opened the butterflies are free to explore, just like the creativity and imagination within a person’s mind. The books of Maria V. Snyder provide this sense of escape, allowing me to enter another world as a temporary respite. How do you escape?