HIGH SCHOOL ART
The artwork of three International students— Noah Friedlander ' 18, Sophia Madhavan ' 16, and Hunter Spillan ' 18—was recognized in the Council of International Schools (CIS) inaugural art contest for their demonstration of outstanding technique and exemplary rep- resentation of global citizenship. The contest aimed to engage students at CIS member
schools to think creatively about global citizenship and
explore the question: what part of your world would you
like to share with others?
Noah won 1st place in the Digital Art | 15+ category
for his video to raise awareness about the California
drought and water as a valuable resource.
Sophia won 2nd place in the Handmade | 15+ category for her work that explores our relationship with technology in the modern world. Hunter received honorable
mention for his hand sculpture, created in The Future
Lies In Your Hands art project that addressed global issues the students feel particularly passionate about.
CIS received approximately 330 entries overall, and
the 15+ section was the most represented with close to
130 entries. In the end, six prizes were awarded in that
section—three in both the digital and handmade category. The winners were selected by a panel of judges
comprised of three international art experts working at
CIS member universities.
CIS INAUGURAL ART CONTEST AWARDS
HUNTER SPILLAN Honorable Mention
With this project I want to address how humans have
grown away from nature, and no longer respect it. I started
by sculpting a hand emerging from a puddle of oil, which is
really symbolic of how we have polluted our environment.
As your eyes travel upwards, the oil flows into rivers that
become cleaner and cleaner. I wanted to show how, as we
become closer and more connected to nature, we can also
make it better and cleaner, which is why the rivers morph
into the veins of the wrist. This is exemplified by the heart
whose veins grow into the branches of a tree—an image of
humans and nature, flourishing together. I want my sculpture to inspire others to create a world where humans coexist harmoniously with nature.
Save Water, 1st place in the Digital Art | 15+ category
Watch Noah’s video at www.frenchamericansf.org/globalartcontest