Olympian Drawing/Illustrations Runner-up: “Self Portrait”

The Olympian congratulates senior Rachel Raskin, Runner-up in Drawing/Illustrations, for their piece “Self Portrait.”

“Having wanted to make a self portrait for a long time, I painted one, but did not want to make it very simple,” said Raskin. “Loving Van Gogh, I used his ‘Starry Night’ as a major inspiration for the entirety of the background of the piece. Within the artwork, I added in little bits of me, such as the Golden Gate Bridge (representing where I’m from) and a hidden illuminated separate me in amidst the starry night with the reference photo being from a day which holds happy memories.”

“Self Portrait”

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