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“Catch of the Day,” “Nature’s Conflicted Relationships,” and “Take a Sip” by senior Sophia Goessling

April 4, 2022

“Nature’s Conflicted Relationships” is senior Sophia Goessling’s Gold Key winning portfolio. Her two paintings, “Catch of the Day” and “Take a Sip” both individually won Gold Keys.

Goessling said paint is her medium of choice as she has always felt a strong connection to it throughout her time as an artist.

“I just like painting in general,” Goessling said. “It’s just the thing that just seemed the easiest to me, and it just kind of drew me to it.”

Senior Sophia Goessling “Catch of the Day,” “Nature’s Conflicted Relationships,” and “Take a Sip” was awarded a gold key at the Scholastic Art and Writing competition of Nebraska. Photo by Sophia Goessling.

According to Goessling, her overall inspiration for this portfolio was the relationship between humankind and nature.

“So lots of things I painted were either problems that I saw, within humanity and nature’s relationships, or things from my life,” Goessling said.

Reflecting back on her portfolio, Goessling said the only thing she would change is the speed at which she completes her artwork, but overall enjoyed the opportunity to create a portfolio.

“I am really proud of how I did and how far I’ve come along since like, especially just since freshman year, and like, just my skills in painting and art overall,” Goessling said. “I do think something I can work on is like the speed at which I get projects done, but overall, it was a good experience.”

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