By Reena SenGutpa.
Recently accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Mason Duncan (12) stuns the Seven Hills community with her artistic capabilities.
Duncan has embraced her creativity since a young age. She believes that her parents, enthusiastic supporters of the arts, have helped her reach her current accomplishments. Not only have they supported her, but they’ve inspired her as well. Duncan has always respected her mother’s painting and crafting skills, as she explained, “I think my mother is very modest about her art, but she has a painting of a nativity scene that is unbelievable. It’s amazing.” Duncan’s father, a graphic designer at Procter and Gamble, has always incorporated art into her upbringing and has shown her the possibility of including creativity into a career.
Involved in drawing, materials and design, and painting, Duncan’s love for the arts extends over multiple categories. Her favorite of these categories is painting because she enjoys the texture and the ability to play with colors. She “love[s] to take normal objects and use colors that don’t conventionally go with them”. For example, she is currently working on a self-portrait made from a rainbow pallet.
The senior is still unsure if she will attend SCAD this fall, but she said, “it is definitely one of my top choices”. If she does attend the college, she plans to major in graphic design. Regardless of which school she enrolls in, Duncan hopes to follow in the footsteps of her father. She sees herself as a graphic designer in ten years, traveling the world, and using her experiences and observations as inspiration.
Through passion and persistence, Mason has become an accomplished artist, recognized but one of the world’s top programs. She has great potential and certainty contributes to the dynamic community of Seven Hills.