A deserving winner, the piece featured below received first prize in the Visual Art division of the 2022 MIPS x The Auricle Creative Writing and Visual Art Competition. It is titled “Reflection”, created by Anna Noe.
Artist’s note: Reflection describes the simplest concepts of identity, the name you are given at birth, cultural heritage and own persona. The symbolism relative to my artistic ideas, the jasmine flowers, Arabic letters and culturally significant black stones are placed behind the portrait allowing them to ambiguously carry the essence of an identity rather than an outer persona, showcasing a glimpse beyond the veil.
All winners can be seen in The Auricle’s July-September Edition.