By Brianna Thorgesen
Zoe Fingers is a highly talented and involved artist at Batavia High School. As a current junior, Zoe has been taking art classes throughout the years and has continued to be involved with art in our community in many ways including being a member of NAHS (National Art Honor Society) and is the current club president. Zoe has also been involved as the creative director and a designer for Rock the Runway, one of her pieces was also selected for the Dukane Conference Art Competition.
Q: How long have you been doing art?
A: “Probably since I was a baby. I have photos of me and my great grandma coloring in coloring books together. I didn’t start taking art seriously though until the 8th grade.”
Q: What’s your favorite medium to work with?
A: “I don’t really have a favorite medium, I like them all. I really like doing mixed media though.”
Q: Why do you like mixed media?
A: “I like being able to clash together two elements that would not usually be put together.”
Q: What do you enjoy about art, what purpose does it serve in your life?
A: “Art is a form of expression, it can be therapeutic sometimes. But it can also sometimes be the source of my stress.”
Q: What is your favorite piece you have done? What’s the story behind it?
A: “My favorite piece has probably been ‘Beast’. It’s a piece about the insanity that is a part of humanity. I like it because it started off my AP portfolio and I think it laid out my character and established my style.”
Q: Do you hope to continue art in college? Have a career involving it?
A: “I hope to pursue art in college either through art therapy or just living as a working artist. Even if I don’t continue art in college though, I know I will keep it as a hobby because it’s such an important part of my life.”