A Hidden Gem
Michael Dunne '16
For this issue, I managed to track down one of the most talented artists in the sophomore class, Isa de la Tore ’16. I kept her from doodling just long enough to ask her a few questions.
Michael: How often do you draw? Is it an activity that you take seriously or just a hobby?
Isa: It’s mostly a hobby. I used to draw more seriously, but now I just do it for fun.
Michael: Have you ever done any drawings for Inside SI, The Quill, or any other artistic publications?
Isa: I haven’t done any drawings for school publications. I was thinking about submitting a piece to The Quill, but I’m already sending in four writing pieces.
Michael: If you could describe drawing using three adjectives, what would those be?
Isa: Fun, frustrating, and limitless. Michael: Do you ever find yourself drawing for stress-releasing purposes? If so, what do you think it is about the art of drawings that helps you cope with stress?
Isa: I definitely draw to relieve stress, or when I’m bored. I think it helps me get my mind off whatever it is that is causing me stress. All your focus is on whatever you’re creating.
Michael: What are your drawings typically of? Is it whatever pops into your head or do you only like to focus on drawing one specific thing?
Isa: I generally draw people, and my favorite things to draw are eyes. Sometimes I’ll just sketch whatever pops into my head, but I usually just draw eyes. I’m not sure why.
While wandering the halls in the next few weeks, keep a lookout for Isa, but don’t stare unless you want your eyes to be her next artistic piece de resistance!
Isa takes care to be as accurate as possible.
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