Title: “Under the Basilica”
Artist: Ananya, grade 8, Mississippi
Ananya’s inspiration: “Multiple features in my artwork symbolize parts of Hispanic culture, such as the colorful banners, sugar skulls, and decorated candles. Other non-concrete aspects of Hispanic culture are also shown, such as a strong belief in religion, through the towering cathedral. The two people communicating on the road show the sense of community. The woman carrying a sack of maize on her back indicates the hard work put forth each day in Hispanic communities.
In all, the inspiration for my artwork is the masterful culture of Hispanic communities, which is prominent today and should be recognized for its vibrance.”