WILTON — Cristina L. R. Navarro, a Mt. Blue junior from Farmington, is currently displaying her work at the Wilton Free Public Library through Feb. 14. She is a student of Mr. Roger Bisaillon, art department coordinator for RSD 9. Her work includes figure drawing, oil/pastels, watercolors and a paper mache mask with mixed media construction.
Cristina’s figure drawing is taken from all the people she drew from her 2D/3D class and she included themes of respect, battle with self and accomplishment in this work. She drew inspiration from her Puerto Rican heritage when she created her paper mache mask and all of her pieces reflect her ongoing journey with color.
“My art has been about trying new techniques, statements and styles,” Christina said in her artist’s statement. “Growth has been the word that would describe this school year. It is the word I kept in my mind when I would make a mistake and the one that pushes me to the next level in my skills. Growth entails opening your mind to new things while staying rooted to the truth and what you want in life.”