Cover | Sofia Ascencio
Untitled, (graphite, watercolor, and ink). The artist, Sofia Ascencio, entered Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., this fall as a freshman. She completed this work while a senior at Holy Names High School as part of a school art project that combined black-and-white portraiture with color added to convey a sense of the subject's personality. The image was selected as the first-place winner of the The Monthly's annual student cover art contest. The portrait is of Margaux Faure, who looks up to Sofia as a sister mentor; Sofia dated her brother for two years. An outstanding volleyball player, Sofia confessed that her favorite medium is ink and that she is also a huge fan of collage. Read more about Sofia and the second- and third-place winners here.
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