Title: Mossy Reflections Artist: Asenath Wetzel Medium: Felted Wool School: Olympia High School Inspiration: I wanted to capture the beauty of the Pacific Northwest forests and greenery which can even grow on rocks. I used bright tones of green wool to match the texture and color of moss then made a pond that reflected the same color slightly dulled but still beautiful.
Title: Case Inlet Sunset Artist: Ella Sherin Medium: Photography School: Olympia High School Inspiration: Being Native American I like to photograph lands that have historical and traditional significance. Case Inlet is close to where my mom lives, and is now not only important to me but to relatives of my ancestors. In the picture is Herron Island which has its own unique indigenous history, which I honor in every visit.
Title: My Morning Walk Artist: Maya Rasmussen Medium: Graphite pencil School: Olympia High School Inspiration: In the morning I always take the same path through the forest by my house. It’s always so early that normal vibrant colors become non-existent due to the low light. I wanted to show Washington’s natural beauty without the extra color that people usually see
Title: Snail’s Eye View Artist: Vincie Ruth Jahn Medium: Watercolor and Ink School: Olympia High School Inspiration: I enjoy taking mushroom walks with my family and it’s always nice to lay on the forest floor and look upon the Washington scenery. This piece of art is inspired by that and highlights mushrooms of the PNW, an element that I love since I grew up in Nevada and there weren’t many mushrooms.
Title: Sword Fern Artist: Leila Chavez Medium: Paper cut using black and white paper School: Olympia High School Inspiration: This piece was inspired by the forest floors of Washington. Ferns are almost everywhere and have a strong connection with the environment. In my mind, they are one of the staples of WA floral and native beauty, I wanted to capture them in a unique black and white style which contrasts to their colorful look.