About the Artist: Christian Persing

Christian Persing is 14 years old and a freshman at Papillion South High School. He considers himself an artist in every form, from music and drawing to painting and sculpting. He believes that art is his life and he enjoys it immensely. Currently, his favorite new art form is playing the guitar.

Artwork Interpretation: "Soul Music"

This piece represents an individual whose music lets him express himself. In the piece, the man is missing his individuality (represented by his "missing face"). To show the world exactly who he is, the man has poured his whole self, mind, personality, and artistic momentum into his music. In the abstract (representation of music), things are strewn about that portray different things, like inanimate objects with facial expressions to represent emotions, which symbolizes his life and who he is.