Contributed by Sylvia Blaser
After a long hard day of school, junior Sylvia Blaser lets out a big sigh as she sits at her desk, naturally reaching her hand for a pen and paper.
With her dazzling artistic style, Blaser brings her artistry to life, not only with a smile on her face, but with the power to vividly portray her emotions to viewers.
From a young age, Blaser has adored drawings of all types. Recently, she turned towards the stylistic aspect of realism.
“As I got older, I started getting more encouragement for my art, and it just felt like a really good outlet. I just love how it calms me down,” Blaser said.
Blaser usually makes art when she is overwhelmed with school, expressing her own emotions to make others feel not alone.
“My drawings express some kind of emotion. When you look at them, you can see a clear idea, whether that is loneliness or being overwhelmed,” Blaser said.
Junior Chloe Locke, one of Blaser’s closest friends, described Blaser’s innovation in her drawings.
“She has this great eye for how things go together. It’s just the way that she puts different concepts together or develops her concepts within her art, which is really interesting to me. She’s able to put these ideas together in a way that’s very aesthetically pleasing,” Locke said.
Throughout her whole life, Blaser has turned towards her art when she felt trapped in her own mind.
“I use my art to express a lot of the more negative feelings I have. Sometimes I find the things I can’t put into words easy to put into my art,” Blaser said.
Within trying to balance life and school, Locke said that Blaser was able to find her inner artist over the past two years.
“When you’re in such a high-achieving state in academics, accepting the artistic and creative part of yourself can be kind of difficult,” Locke said. “You need to find the space to be that artist. I feel like even just in the way that she holds herself and expresses herself, the artist within her has really come out in the last few years.”
Junior Ada Korkhin, another one of Blaser’s close friends, said that she loves the dark aspects of Blaser’s art.
“When she does deeper ideas, it’s cool how you can just see the message that goes on just because of the colors and the overall positioning of things,” Korkhin said.
Locke adds that Blaser’s creativity has played an important role in her transition towards art that reflects more of her own perspective of the world.
“What I see from her now is her really drawing and painting what she wants to and what’s going on in her mind. It’s just a lot about her own perspective rather than trying to fit into an art trend,” Locke said.
Locke appreciates the vulnerability in Blaser’s art that comes with letting viewers see into the passageway of Blaser’s mind.
“Her ability to depict a certain message through her mind is so realistic and beautiful!” Locke said.