CCA student Hayden Collins placed 2nd among all ninth-graders nationwide in the NASA-Langley "The Next 100 Years" Student Art Contest. Collins was also the only student from Florida to receive recognition from NASA-Langley, and her piece, entitled "Dreamers", will be on display at their headquarters in Virginia!
"Dreamers" is a mixed media original. Collins used freehand micron sketch as well as gouache techniques and watercolors to illustrate how aeronautics, exploration and earth science will be incorporated into the “next 100 years” at NASA. The stark primary color contrast of the gouache block and rocket, to the darker watercolors of galactic imagery, show the child-like elements in the piece as she interprets their affect on the next one hundred years in modern space exploration.
According to NASA-Langley's website, this contest was intended to "illustrate how NASA research and innovation is propelling science forward to new discoveries; and to highlight how NASA discoveries help build a better world, one full of new opportunities, technologies, and ways to understand ourselves and protect and conserve our home planet, Earth."
Congratulations to Hayden for creating a beautiful piece of art...and receiving some spectacular recognition!