Maddison Warndorf, a high school senior at Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, took third in the cover contest with Self-Consumed, a striking image of a young girl.
Her description of the piece:
“Self-Consumed was a piece I made to try to express the pain people feel. There are many moments in our life where we feel like stress and anxiety completely surrounds us and makes us feel like we are suffocating. Each little part surrounding her is a piece of herself. It is to show that she is surrounded by herself and her own pain. I wanted to give it multiple emotions and allow the viewer to see that. The dark browns, blacks, and blues in the piece give it a very dark feel. I have made the background completely blurred to express that nothing else in her life matters besides her problems at that very moment.”
Warndorf has been interested in art since the eighth grade. That was the year she got her first sketchbook. She started drawing almost every single day. But it wasn’t until her freshman year that she took an art class outside of school. While Warndorf’s home school is Colerain High School, she too attends the career technical school Butler Tech School of The Arts. She will get her diploma from Colerain and a certificate from Butler Tech School of The Arts.
Like many artists, Warndorf seeks inspiration from the world around her. For fun she goes to many music festivals and concerts. She loves spending time with friends and family. And she attends high school football games and often volunteers in her community. She is on Student Council and in Key Club and she tries to find ways for everyone to help in the area.
Next year, she plans on going to Xavier University to major in marketing and minor in political science.