'The Star of Hope' - Darcy Haynes, Year 5 St Michael's Mittagong
2022 Year 5 Finalist
The Star of Hope
St Michael’s Catholic Primary School, Mittagong
As I gaze down upon my artwork, it reminds me of when I travelled to the United States of America and explored unknown and new places. I felt unsure of myself, but a sense of hope for what was about to occur. I wonder if that is how Mary and Joseph were feeling, leading up to the birth of Jesus and the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:9-12). I chose my favourite art style of using Copic Sketch and Copic Ciao to express a modern tone to witnessing the miracle of Jesus. I chose the Copics because I received my first Copic texta in the USA, so I felt like it connected me with the journey.
I was inspired by the professional artist VEXX. He uses doodles like the USA building doodles I have drawn. I created the creatures and doodles to blend in with each other, representing blending with the Spirit of God, ending with the face of Jesus on his journey. Mary and Joseph are ready for a new beginning and the start of the world's biggest miracle. The star and sky of glittering silver and gold, emphasises light and hope, representing to us that Jesus is the hope of the world.
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