Huntington Senior's Surrealistic Photo Appears in Magazine
Nikki Smoot's surrealistic self-portrait has been published in School Arts magazine. The Huntington High School senior is an accomplished photographer and exceptional student. She's president of the Nathan Hale Chapter of the National Honor Society and a young lady who still gets excited about going to school each day.
"I took the photo last year as an advanced photography student for a surrealism project," Ms. Smoot explained. "I was asked to create a surrealistic self portrait. I combined a picture of myself with a picture of tree limbs in order to create the piece."
Ms. Smoot's published piece appeared in last spring's Huntington School District art show, receiving an Award of Excellence. This year, she is enrolled in Advanced Placement Studio Art: 2D Design Portfolio.
Huntington High School photography teacher Pamela Piffard engaged in a collaborative project with former department colleague David Gran, who resigned his position in Huntington several years ago to teach in China. The project also involved several other schools from around the world.
Ms. Smoot's photo was among those submitted by Mr. Gran to School Arts for his article, Surrealistic Me. The article appeared in the October 2012 along with Ms. Smoot's photo, which was picked to appear in print by the magazine's editors. The Huntington senior said she was "thrilled to see" her photo had been selected and was included in the widely-read magazine.
School Arts debuted in 1901. It's a national art education publication focused on promoting excellence, advocacy and professional support for educators in the visual arts.