Last year, the Student Health Center, with the help of the Student Wellness Ambassadors, launched a new Mental Health Art Exhibit. We reached out to all Ohlone students and staff for personal art submissions with the theme of mental health and created a whole gallery to showcase them. 

This year, we are bringing back the exhibit, but opening up submission to all kinds of themes! We understand that all types of art can be therapeutic and expressive. We want to open this opportunity for anyone who wants to express themselves.and to not limit the art relating to mental health.

So what are you waiting for! Get those creative minds working and put the brush to the canvas. You can submit any medium of art to StudentHealth@ohlone.edu to be showcased here in this gallery.


Submissions

Khanh Le

 

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Khanh Le

 

Title: “5-year-old-me and my After School Memory.”

Medium: Digital

Description: I want to express one of great memories from my childhood, which is the old days when my mom took me from kindergarten. I think that was the time my mom and I had a lot of chances to talk with each other, and I really miss that moment.

 

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown Art

 

Erica Fernandez Art

Erica Fernandez

Title: “UNDER MINE”

Medium: Digital art

Description: There is no real reason aside from the idea of losing one's self and identity.

 

Angela Dumatol

Angela DUmatol Art

 

Osvaldo Granados Art

Osvaldo Granados

Title: "Junkrat" and "Roadhog from Overwatch"

Medium: Acrylic

Description: In my art piece, I depict the characters "Junkrat" and "Roadhog" from the popular multiplayer game "Overwatch", released in 2016. I painted this piece about 2 years ago for my final in my junior year art class and I'm still quite proud of it to this day. Without hardly having any experience with painting, both from life and my art class, I was able to create a piece that I proudly hang at home.

 

Krina Shah

When you leave... 

When you leave, the sun will hide, scared, to shed tears. The clouds will be gone, and the sky will be blue, just plain blue. When you will witness this, you will realize my pain, my pain of watching you leave, going distant. The road back home will not be same, the music, the dance, the laughter will not be joyous, all will watch the empty seat as I drive. After few months, as you sit watching snow storm hit your windows, you will miss the sun under which we lived. You will miss the rain under which we went to long drives, uncertain yet happy. The Californian sun will shine and shower it's beauty but will it be same without "us"? 

When you leave, memories will become my appetite. Because living under the same sky, as they say, is not same because my winters will be, forever, different than yours.

 

Tammy Nguyen Art

Tammy Nguyen

Title: "Chairs"

Medium: Colored pencils and acrylic

Description: This is a quick still life rendition of a photograph I found on the internet (credit unknown). I was captivated by the textures of the chairs and aimed to emphasize it in my drawing by dramatizing the light source and creating heavy contrast between colors.

 

Samuel Di Gregorio

Title: Gray Hat

Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: Hackers are categorized either as “white hat” or “black hat”, representing good and bad hackers respectively. This piece is digital self-portrait, and a commentary that no single person is either entirely good or entirely bad. Life is not simply black and white, and we all fall somewhere on a spectrum of gray.

Samuel Di Gregorio

 

 

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Samuel Di Gregorio

Title: Honeypot

Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: I’ve always wanted to get into video game design. If life was a video game, this would be my character.

 

Samuel Di Gregorio

Title: Gotham’s Greetings

Medium: Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: I’ve always loved the stories and the art from Batman. This is my concept for a greeting card from the Joker to Batman. Fun fact: That is a picture of me on the left dressed up as the Joker. On the right, that is NOT a picture of me dressed up as Batman. Also this is just art, so please don’t put me on the FBI watchlist. Ha, ha, ha, ha...

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Carissa Poem

Carissa Samuel

Title: Being Home 

Medium: Poetry

Description: I wrote this poem at the beginning of the lockdown. I remember feeling frustrated with life and the lack of sunshine in mine. Just expressing my thoughts helped me find a little ray of joy. I think our time right now when we are alone and bored helps us to stop and find who we are instead of always doing more and more. I hope you all can learn to just be too!

 

Ram Charan

Title:  "Distressed Rhythm"

Medium: Brown and White Charcoal Pencil 

Description: As I began tenth grade I helped create a school band with my friends and learned to play various instruments. This piece is meant to capture my learning experiences and the frustration that would often accompany playing difficult rolls and fills on the snare drum. I used charcoal pencil and charcoal on sketching paper to create this piece from observation; the juxtaposition of myself playing however was from a photograph. 18x24"

 

Ram Charan

 

 

 

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Ram Charan

Title: "Portrait of Pati"

Medium: Oil paint on Canvas

Description: This portrait overlays the older and younger versions of my grandmother. The yellow and green skin is the older version of her while the pink and blue skin is the younger version of her. In the background, there is a sari, an article of traditional clothing that she wears with a specific pattern that feels very much like her. I used oil paint on canvas to complete this painting project.

 

Ram Charan

Title: "Pleasanton Pleasantries"

Medium: Watercolor on Paper

Description: This short series of panels was meant to document my experience, post-quarantine beginning, of traveling to Pleasanton with some friends. We ate ice cream at meadowlark in downtown Pleasanton, and on the way there walked past various structures and buildings I found interesting. The glove represents the beginning of the journey and the key to the car, as the last panel represents the end of the journey to when I decided to go back home.

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Khanh Le

Khanh Le

Title: “The Mountains Behind My House on Summer Days”

Medium: Digital

Description: The grass of the mountains behind my house has changed into dark yellow in summer and I wonder if I could paint them with brighter colors.

 

Khanh Le

Title: “The Mountains Behind My House at Midnight”

Medium: Digital

Description: One night, the sky was so dark and I imagined as if above us was not the sky but the universe.

Khanh Le

 

Jade Baas

Jade Baas

Title: Cities//Roads//Universe

Medium: Poetry

 

Jade Baas

Title: Mother

Medium: Poetry

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Jade Baas

Jade Baas

Title:  Behind The Shadows

Medium: Photograph

Description: The sun peaks and bleeds through the shadows to remind you, there’s still life in light and it’s beautiful when brightness takes control of you.

 

Jade Baas

Title:  Black Beauty

Medium: Digital Art

Description: This is to show how beautiful Black women are, their lives hold as much importance as anyone else’s. Their beauty is to be respected.

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Jade Baas

Title: Break The System

Medium: Digital Art

Description: A rebellion against the election, law enforcement and any other oppressors against the people of America.

 

Jade Baas

Title: Casual Conversation

Medium: Photograph

Description: Are you able to speak for hours alongside someone without typing your thoughts to each other?

Jade Baas

 

Apri

Apri Varonikyan

Title: Because of You

Medium: Jewelry, rope, yarn, string, wood, thumbtacks, buttons, chain, hemp, balsa wood, candlewick, wax, gesso, nails, teabags, and wire.

Description: Here I have used all the materials I could find at home to create a physical embodiment of a broken heart that is trapped in its pain. In this piece I have created a heart, withered, and blacked. Through the center, a golden arrow made of wire pierces through. The wound is wrapped in dangling red string dripping down to the surface of the base. The tip of the arrow is dipped in red wax that pours down to the base where there is a weaving of red string that puddles and moves down the side like a fluid. Eight black stems grow from the sides of the base repeated all around in different proportions, surrounding the heart like a thorny cage as it is suspended in the center.

Nicole Tran

Title: "I love Mater”

Nicole Tran

 

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Nicole Tran

Title: The PinoCup 

Medium: Water Mixable Oil Paint

Description: The mixture of bright color such as red, yellow, green is meant to uplift the mood of the viewer. It can also intensify the feeling, and emotion of attachment since red has a strong emotion and yellow brings joy and happiness. Pinochio is a very popular fictional cartoon character for many kids of many generations. I managed to use numerous brushstrokes for this painting to apply what I learned.

 

Julain Henri Leuterio

Julain Henri Leuterio

 

Julian Henri

Julian Henri Leuterio

Title: Fake Gold on My Hoops

Medium: Glitter, gouache, ink, and watercolor

Description: A small portrait of Lolo Zouaï, a singer raised in San Francisco, surrounded by paint doodles.

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Julian Henri Leuterio

Title: Toxic Puppetry

Medium: Mixed media

Description: A theatrical artwork depicting toxic masculinity.

Alexander Medina

Title: Sea Tide

Medium: Music via GarageBand

Description: So this track called Sea Tide, I created this one morning and there is a new Garageband Keyboard Collection sound pack, so I've instantly downloaded the sound pack, testing a lot of new sounds and synths, and once I was listening to this one atmospheric synth sound, I went, "I should make a stress-free track," so I did. What I put in the track was this good, calm beat and a vibraphone. As you listen to the track, you're gonna visualize yourself looking out at the sea, breathing in and out. Imagine being at a beach, looking out at the outer sea as the tides are coming in, passing it by your feet, feeling the good sound of the waves. This is more of a meditation kind of track, it is a stress-free type of music, no vocals. A chill sound, relaxingly beautiful and therapeutic. If you want to pause from all the hard stuff, feeling stressed or take a moment to destress yourself, This track represents that. So... this is Sea Tide.

 

Samuel Di Gregorio

Title: Message From The Mindless Drone

Medium: Rap - Soundtrap

Description: A commentary on our nation’s history, politics, and the current social state of America. Special thanks to Professor Madden for this assignment. Special thanks to Davie504 for the instrumental track.

 

Samuel Di Gregorio

 

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Khanh Le

Title: “The Mountains Behind My House on Cloudy Days”

Medium: Digital

Description: The sunset on cloudy days makes such a wonderful scene and I want to express that dreamlike land, also the mountains behind my house.

 

Khanh Le

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Jade Baas Poem 3-1

Jade Baas Poem 3-2

Jade Baas

Title: Take Me Into Your Attention

Medium: Poem

 

 

Jade Baas

Title: Knees

Medium: Poem

Jade Baas Poem 4

 

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Jade Baas

Title: Happiness

Medium: Photograph

Description: The reason for your smile differs from mine, but I’m intrigued on what pulls your lip strings.

 

 

Jade Baas

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Jade Baas

Title: Reflection

Medium: Photograph

Description: Why do you think the way you do when you see yourself?

 

Jade Baas

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