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Hi, my name is Hannah and I am currently a student at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School as well as a participant in the Youth Insights Writers Program. Art has always been incorporated into everything that I love. Both my mom and grandmother are artists and so they have inspired and encouraged my creativity throughout my childhood.
Growing up in New York City, I have been fortunate enough to be able to go to many museums, and as much as I used to dread it, the range of different art that I was exposed to at a young age truly impacted the way I explore, critique, and make art.
My art is often inspired by people and natural occurrences. Specifically, I recreate portraits of people and landscapes with obscure mediums and techniques. I find myself being inspired by my peers and the diversity of New York City students. It seems crazy to think that as unique as all the students in Youth Insights are, we are all products of the same city.
Writing has always been a passion of mine and I am excited to start incorporating text into my artwork as well as learning to review pieces of art and exhibitions. My other interests include hiking, playing tennis, and watching movies.
My favorite artist is my grandmother, Susan Unterberg. I am always impressed with the creativity and liveliness of her photographs. My grandmother has taught me that passion for art will follow you throughout your life, and from watching her I can see that no matter what, art will always be a part of who I am.
I believe that the reason that art is so powerful is because it has the capability to free us all from reality and see the beauty in the simplest or most complex things. Someday I hope to be an artist, civil rights lawyer, or both.