Summer's Chill/Longevity Noodles
High School Illustration
Christina Qiu, Montclair, NJ
Program: Visual and Performing Arts
School: Montclair High School
Summer's Chill: In the summer of 2020, amid the pandemic, I stayed home all day with the air conditioner on and reminisced about previous summers—when I travelled to different places, and the only way to escape from the unbearable heat was a cool drink.
Longevity Noodles: In China, noodles are served at birthdays and celebrations. The longer the noodles, the longer the life. Red symbolizes good luck and is worn at special events. Through this painting, I wish my grandmother a long and happy life.