ArtEsteem 2011 Invitation designed by Steve Jones, Plantain Studio
Artist: Zhane Armstrong
School: Korematsu Discovery Academy
Grade: 3rd Grade
Title: African Queen
I made many colors to paint my mask, which is made of plaster along with cardboard. I gave the mask a crown and it reminded me of an African crown. So I made my hero an African hero. My hero is called African Queen and this is her story.There once was an African woman that had a crown on her head because she was the queen of Africa. She owned all of Africa but she wasn’t a hero yet. Then when it was nighttime a green ball fell from the sky and landed on the road. She stared at if for a long time. It was glowing bright in the morning sun and when she touched it with her finger, it gave her powers.
Before she had powers there were many animals in Africa she wanted to help, but they were killed or put in cages by people because she couldn’t help them. Then with her powers she began to protect the animals by using her mind powers on the poachers. Her powers get magnified when they travel out of her crown and into the bad hunter’s minds. The power leaves her crown in the form of bubbles.She convinced them not to hunt with her knowledge bubbles, showing how much pain and destruction they caused nature when they hunted endangered animals. She loved animals so much and helping them made her happy. Now African Queen lives in Cougar National Park where she protects the borders of the nature reserve.