Tyca CHALLENGE 4 Entries


10 Years and Under

Maia Blackler - Aged 7




11 - 15 year olds

Issac Blackler - Aged 11

Anna Sophie Bagwell - 11

What is it really like in our world today?

If you think about the bigger universe, then we are all thinking small here on Earth. It made me think about the effects of coming back to Earth, from having been out in space and having seen the earth as it is - just a pinprick. But one that we think is pretty lovely overall. Or do we? As quoted in a book I read “physically there’s stiffness, swelling of my legs, rashes where my skin hasn’t touched anything, nausea” which suggests that it’s not a pleasant thing coming back from space which makes you think of the effects on your mental health and how being in space could give you separation anxiety from your family and friends so being back on earth could be a shock to astronauts physically and mentally. Secondly in the text he says “I think it’s doable” meaning I think it’s doable to be on Mars for 5 years is when you wonder who would you send up there? Me personally I would send up a team of ten astronauts each with a strong mental capacity and a good knowledge on space. If we were to colonise mars then who would live on mars? Where would you get the water supply? How would you grow crops for food? There is all these questions regarding the safety and the wellbeing of the colonisation of mars that could be asked so if we were to go up to mars it would take serious planning. Thirdly he says “your connected via email, phone call and the news but if it was me I would feel shutoff from the world so I would want more connection with the earth but other people like there privacy so they would cope better then me. Everytime I think of looking at the world from outer space it brings me back to the same thought - never judge a book by its cover. The earth on the outside looks like a beautiful, peaceful place where everything is perfect but inside all the beauty it’s a hell hole where there’s crime spreading like viruses, there’s wars breaking out everywhere, people fear for there safety in some places, there is terrible prejudice, there are illnesses spreading like wildfire and we have pollution corrupting our breathing air and we don’t do anything about it. We need to do better in order to save us and to give us a better future. 

Illustration


16 - 25 year olds


 Joseph Taylor - 18

Illustration

Masquerade 

Inspired by Roy Lichtenstein this rhinestone pointillism piece took about 4 hours to apply over 400 stones. The piece is a mask without distorting the face, it highlights and contours the face in a pop art style. 


 Joseph Taylor - 18

The Fight (is not over)

The Fight (is not over)

This piece represents 6 different movements in today's society fighting for inequality and the idea when our world reaches equality there will be no need for these movements. The piece features empowering quotes in hopes that the viewer discusses and engages with the piece, taking something away and allowing it to have an effect on their view of society.