Artist of the Month: Hansi Zhu â€™19
The centerpiece of the backdrop is a woman’s face, her features distinctively African and the shadows and lights on her face all brought into bright, popping color. Her afro is shaped by the outline of the world’s continents, yet her face has replaced Africa, where all people originate from. This shows that people are people, and we all come from the same place.
The piece was painted using acrylics on three pegboard panels that were hung two feet apart in the middle of the stage. I used pegboards in reference to the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, the charitable organization that all profits of the concert went toward.