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Clay pottery with table linens

Family Portrait

—Rumi Gupta

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Graphite pencil, 14 x 17 inches

Artist's Note:


The drawing depicts my younger self along with a tiger and a panda. My mother is Chinese, represented by China's national animal, the panda, and my father is Indian, shown as the tiger, India's national animal. I wanted to express my acceptance and love for both of my cultures, as they form the person I am today.



RUMI GUPTA is a junior at the Harker School in the Bay Area. Her art has been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and published in HELM. Outside of art, she serves as a Junior Auxiliary member in a hospital and works part-time as a coding coach.

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