When the Maine Arts Commission and First Lady Ann LePage put out a call for student art from around Maine, Lincoln Academy junior Amanda Wilson answered. The piece she submitted, entitled “Black Square Water Wolf,” was selected for the Maine Youth Excellence in Art show, and is currently on display at the Maine State House, along with work by about 45 other student artists from around Maine.
The piece is a striking black and white silk screen print of a wolf created out of angular shapes. Wilson says, “I chose this print because there’s no other art like it [in the show]. Most of my art are drawings and, very deliberately done. This silk screen was a complete experiment into unknown territory. Plus, it looks really cool.”
Wilson has taken every art class available to her at Lincoln Academy since she was a freshman. Her teacher and mentor Nina Sylvia says, “Amanda Wilson is a dedicated art student whose passion for drawing has given her a strong foundation from which to explore many media. She has been my student in drawing, screen printing, and advanced art classes and has been creating strong images throughout.” In addition to her other work, Wilson is currently working on a mural in the stairwell of the Hall House on the Lincoln Academy Campus.
Student art, including Wilson’s “Black Square Water Wolf” will be on display at the Maine State House for four months.