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Student Sculpture Garners Award

Elaine Loft
Junior Kazu Loreman was one of five Derryfield students whose work received a Gold Key designation in the annual Scholastic Art Awards, our country’s most competitive juried art competition for students in grades 7-12. Loreman fashioned a sculpture of a polar bear, and describes his work,

“We were asked to create a piece about a current political topic that we cared about, and I chose the extinction of the polar bear. To me, it is devastating that such a beloved creature will die out because of human interference. I wanted my piece to be impactful, for the viewer to understand what it means with little analysis.”

As to his body of work, Loreman explains,

“I have experimented with many different mediums in my art career, and I’m always interested in trying more, but my favorite by far is sculpture. I love working with any medium that’s three-dimensional, so when I was given the opportunity to create a piece with resin, which I had never tried before, I gladly took it.”

Post-Derryfield, Loreman plans to study architecture in college. “Architecture is like the combination of all the things I enjoy at school, math, science, and art. I just love the idea of creating something in my mind’s eye and seeing it built in real life to have a function.”

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