For the Love of Art

Sophomore Sabrina Ross continues to diversify her artistic abilities.

Sophomore Sabrina Ross poses as the sun goes down at Ironwoods Park March 3.

Ava Stoltz

Sophomore Sabrina Ross poses as the sun goes down at Ironwoods Park March 3.

Kamryn Rogers, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

Q: Why did you start creating art?

A: “I definitely dealt with a lot of mental health issues and still do. It helps me mentally to focus on something easy.”

Q: What are your favorite things to make?

“I like it all, really. I sew, I paint, I draw. Name it. I’ve tried everything.”

Q: Why did you transfer?

A: “Blue Valley West just was not a great environment for me,” Ross said. “I really like how small the environment here is too, people and education are just so much better.”

Q: How do you get inspiration for your pieces?

A: “Sometimes I’ll get an idea randomly and write it down then I’ll think more on it and figure out how I’m going to put it into place. But then there’s sometimes where I’ll just think of something and I already have stuff out so I just go for it. A lot of my art represents my moods or how I’m feeling. So sometimes they can look one way and sometimes they can look the total opposite. It just ranges.”

Q: How would you describe your aesthetic?

A: “It really changes depending on what I’m doing. But my biggest inspirations are a lot towards streetwear, streetsyle, Off-White, Supreme, that kind of stuff. That’s my jam I love all that stuff.

Q: Long term, do you think you are going to pursue art in college?

A: “I will be going to art college, like there’s no doubt. My dream school is FIDM in LA, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. I’ve already talked to them multiple times and went to a portfolio day at the Kansas City Art Institute.  I want to go there so bad. I want to do like fashion design, like a high-end clothing brand. That’s kind of my end goal. I want to be able to incorporate my artistic abilities into fashion and make it my own thing.”

Q: Why streetwear?

A: “I feel like the streetwear industry is extremely male dominated. I’ve been to so many conventions out of the state for it, and it’s just literally all boys. I just don’t want it to be such a taboo thing for girls to be into that kind of stuff. I think it could be really cool to be one of those girls to influence people.”

As seen in Issue 5.