Allegro Vivace

Artist Statement: I drew on Duchamp’s simultaneously disjointed yet fluid and overlapping depictions of action to create this piece, based on the flurry of movements at an honor band concert I attended; to me, it evokes the emotional transformation that music and creation can bring upon us.”


“Allegro Vivace,” Oil Paint on Canvas, 2016

JESSICA LAO is a junior and Writing Fellow at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. She is an editor for her school’s literary magazine and a top nonfiction writer/Editor’s Choice award winner for Teen Ink magazine. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Blue Marble Review, Embryo, and After the Pause, as well as recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.