Cathy Jin lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Her art, “The Glory of Winning” was selected as a Top Ten Winner in our Fall 2015 national art contest. At the time of publication, she was in eleventh grade attending Sharron Art Center.
Cathy has been creating art ever since she could remember. Art has always been a way for her to escape reality and has served as a medium to convey herself to the world in a universal manner. This piece, titled “The Glory of Winning,” started off as an assignment from her art teacher at school. She told the class that they had to create a piece with some sort of reflection in it; Cathy happened to see that in her band room they had recently won as an ensemble a beautiful, silver, reflective trophy. It caught her eye and she immediately had the idea to take a photo with it, capturing her own and the photographer’s reflections within the trophy. Her facial expression conveys her humorous and light hearted side, and she decided to execute the piece in her favorite medium acrylic. Ultimately, this piece gave her confidence in her art abilities and she hopes to pursue some sort of further education in college in the arts after she graduates!