By Hannah Slatsky
1st Place, Visual (3D), Create | Encounter 2020
I use mainly ink and watercolor in my artwork, but also found objects and fabric. I create characters to tell stories that cause people to ask themselves psychological questions. The questions the art asks are about the world around them, themselves, and where the source of beauty is from. This piece came about while leading a Theology of the Body bible study last semester. Little Red Heart can address different issues based on the person viewing the piece. The topics that strongly inspired me were abortion and the Incarnation. The lamb representing both Jesus as the Lamb of God and as children in the womb. While it is not obvious at first glance, the deep undertones can be seen upon further investigation of the piece, causing the viewer to explore the topic for themselves.