Sydney​ ​Tumwa​ ​Receives​ ​Honorable​ ​Mention​ ​For​ ​Artwork


“The​ ​black​ ​and​ ​white​ ​in​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​created​ ​contrast,​ ​for​ ​a​ ​better​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​alarm,”​ ​says​ ​Tumwa.

Sydney​ ​Tumwa,​ ​a​ ​tenth-grade​ ​student,​ ​received​ ​an​ ​honorable​ ​mention​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Scholastic​ ​Writing​ ​and Art​ ​Competition,​ ​for​ ​her​ ​printmaking​ ​piece.

“I​ ​was​ ​surprised,​ ​I​ ​did​ ​not​ ​expect​ ​it​ ​because​ ​it​ ​was​ ​my​ ​first​ ​time​ ​doing​ ​(printmaking).”

According​ ​to​ ​her​ ​art​ ​teacher,​ ​Ms.Stith,​ ​Tumwa​ ​was​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​twelve​ ​students​ ​that​ ​submitted​ ​artwork to​ ​the​ ​competition​ ​via​ ​dropbox.

Her​ ​piece,​ ​called​ ​“Alarm”​ ​depicts​ ​a​ ​face​ ​with​ ​wide​ ​eyes​ ​and​ ​a​ ​gaping​ ​mouth.​ ​The​ ​essence​ ​of​ ​shock​ ​is caught​ ​beautifully​ ​in​ ​bold​ ​yellow​ ​and​ ​red​ ​hues​ ​with​ ​a​ ​black​ ​and​ ​white​ ​stripe​ ​down​ ​the​ ​center​ ​of​ ​the piece.

Though​ ​she​ ​just​ ​started​ ​printmaking,​ ​Tumwa​ ​has​ ​been​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​technique​ ​ever​ ​since​ ​she​ ​could remember.​ ​Her​ ​father​ ​is​ ​an​ ​artist,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​how​ ​she​ ​was​ ​exposed​ ​to​ ​it​ ​as​ ​a​ ​child.

“I​ ​look​ ​up​ ​to​ ​him​ ​and​ ​what​ ​he​ ​does.”

Using​ ​her​ ​father​ ​as​ ​her​ ​inspiration,​ ​she​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​create.

Photo of Sidney Tumwa: Elijah Macklin

Photo of artwork: Aniyah Smith

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