Friday, March 4, sophomore Hailey Shi won 1st place in the annual Holocaust and Writing Contest held at Chapman University.
Hailey is a remarkable young woman who is extraordinarily artistically talented. She previously won the Holocaust Art and Writing Contest in the Middle School category when she was in the 8th grade. Earlier this year she decided she wanted to submit an entry as a high school student.
In order to prepare for the competition, Hailey listened to hours of tape recorded interviews of Holocaust survivors. She played the recordings in the car as her parents drove her to school and back. After listening to the horrific memories of a number of survivors, she chose Mr. Sol Liber as the person for whom she dedicated her painting. Hailey felt a deep emotional connection to the suffering he endured His memories evoked visual imagery that she created in response to his life story.
The resulting painting is a masterpiece of portraiture, emotional drama, and heart-wrenching imagery. Hailey is a master at composition, color, and dramatic lighting.
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