Virginia M. Diani Adams Memorial Award
Organization or School Affiliation: Wayland High School
Student Name: Bec Patsenker
Grade: Grade 12
Artist Statement: The most direct way I can express my internal landscape is through self-portraits. When I make a choice in a self-portrait, it instantly becomes me. The fraying of canvas thread, stiffness of wood, weakness of yarn, and decaying of cardboard becomes my own fraying, coldness, weakness, and decay. There is no barrier between my work and myself.