This year, the Royal Academy of Arts held its third Young Artists’ Summer Show. Of the 33,000 entries, 260 were selected for display in the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain and one of those submissions was that of Sophia G, a Year 11 student.
Her acrylic on canvas image entitled ‘One Body, One Soul’ was based on a photo taken on Netanya Beach as the sun was setting. She created it in order to bring a piece of Israel into her home. Looking at the painting, it can only be that sunset on that beach- it just evokes Netanya and that moment as the sun dips down the horizon.
Sophia said that it reminds her that wherever she is in the world, Israel is a huge part of her life and inspires her to embrace her Judaism every day. We should all be proud of Sophia as a fantastic ambassador for Israel and Judaism through her art and her words.