Senior Anna Zheng's Sculpture 1 piece, titled 'Dim Sum' will be displayed at the prestigious Ohio Governor's Art Show in Columbus this spring. Her work was essentially selected among the top 300 of 8,069 pieces submitted from high schools all across the state.
The sculpture was to be fashioned of only cardboard and glue, or paper and glue. Anna chose to work with cardboard, and said it took hours and hours to plan and craft it. "I used a lot of math, almost when you think of architecture, to construct it to support itself," said Anna.
Anna said the inspiration for the piece came from her Chinese culture. "To me, dim sum represents family time and being together," she explained. "When my family gets together to do something special, like even a trip to Cleveland, we make time to stop and enjoy a meal and just be together."
"The selection process for the Governor's show is very rigorous, and it's been several years since we've had a student's work make it into the show," said art teacher Kate Burnside. "We are so proud of Anna, as she is obviously very talented in art, but she also is an incredible student who has a perfect 4.0 GPA and has been offered a full ride scholarship to Ohio State where she plans to study medicine."
"I enjoy art, and working with my hands, and I even take a woods class for many of the same reasons," said Anna. "I think the creativity of art and the hands on planning process will help me in my goal to become a surgeon."
The 52nd annual Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition Opens for Viewing on Sunday, April 24 at the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.