Clay announces new winner of annual art contest
Rep. William Lacy Clay has announced that a McCluer High School sophomore has won the 1st Congressional District’s annual art contest.
Student winner Santia Maderios said her mixed work in pencil, marker and acrylic called “Bound” depicts a battle over the pressure women feel over their hair and physical appearance.
“This piece displays a young woman being forced to do her hair,” she said, according to a statement released by Clay’s office. “Three ghost-like hands tug on her hair, forcing her to do things in order to fit society’s beauty standards. She is visibly not willing to do this.”