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My name is Margot. I am a senior at Stuyvesant High School, from Bayside, Queens. I found out about Youth Insights last year when I visited the Whitney Biennial 2012 exhibition with the Teen Advisory Board at the Noguchi Museum.

To me, art is a way to make sense of the world and to share ideas with others around me. I see art as a medium for social activism and as a medium for the development of self-identity. Some of my favorite artists include Georgia O’Keeffe for her use of color and blending, and Willie Doherty for the way he uses photography to bring awareness to historical events that he finds important. I am often inspired by the spaces around me. I love to find places where opposites coexist. I tend to use art to find greater insight into other areas of interest, which include history, math, and psychology. In college I hope to further this understanding by double majoring in either art history and economics or art history and psychology.

Margot’s Artwork