My theme is conceal and reveal. My concept focuses mainly on identity, perception and consciousness. My concept is about the root of the self and how we become products of our reality and limit ourselves from growth and movement if we are not able to self introspect and gain our individuality. My concept explores the idea of what parts of ourselves we show or don’t share with society, this meaning that there are layers to everyone and it is important to unpack yourself through time and experience by practicing consciousness daily.
My name is Keonah Nyembe and I am in my final year of high school where I specialize in visual arts at the NSA. Exploring identity is a big theme in my artwork because it means I’m able to unpack different aspects about ones self and their image in society. 2020 was definitely a learning curve for me as it gave me the opportunity to really focus on myself and all the aspects that make me who I am.