Solon High School

Solon, OH


Linda Catley

Health Presenter

Jason Guardino, D.O., M.S.Ed., Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic

Health Theme


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Blurred Expressions

Holly Miller

eXpressions™ Award: White Ribbon

Blurred Expressions is an acrylic painting inspired by artist Chuck Close and the effects that alcohol has on the human eye. The detailing within the 1-inch x 1-inch squares was created using a technique called frottage which gave the painting a marbled almost crystal-like texture. Blurred Expressions shows the yellow tinting of the cornea, suggesting that liver disease has developed within the body and jaundice has settled as well.

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Birth of Addiction

Arielle Scott

eXpressions™ Award: Honorable Mention

Through this assemblage, I hope to portray a woman who is giving her child Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). FAS is an effect caused by women who drink during pregnancy. Children may grow to be mentally challenged and physically defected. In the back of the shadow box, I have put pictures that tie into the FAS area of study. I made everything black and blue to create a sad, vacant atmosphere that is caused when women have found out what they have done to their own children. I used a beer bottle to show how the baby is taking in exactly what the mother is. This is all a very deep piece on how women can hurt their children just by drinking during pregnancy.

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The Difference

Chelsey Allen

eXpressions™ Award: Honorable Mention

The Difference is a piece created to show the miraculous difference between a brain with and without the effects of alcohol. I portrayed activity in an alcohol-free brain by using dramatic crosshatching. On the right-hand panel, I created a dripping of the paint, portraying all brain activity being washed away by the effects of alcoholism. Lastly, I have an EKG strip flatlining after the effects of alcoholism have had their total influence on the body. I very blatantly wanted to show the seriousness of alcoholism and how easy the decision can be to live or die.

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Scrap Yard

Matthew Wissing

eXpressions™ Award: Honorable Mention

Scrap Yard was a piece designed to show the effects of alcohol on not only your heart, but also your overall well-being. I portrayed the heart as a broken-down machine, using charcoal and conte to create a dark and gloomy atmosphere. The green orb in the center represents that there is always hope when it comes to alcohol dependency, and you can always turn yourself around.

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