I’ve always felt how art can impact someone first-hand, though many may not realize it because art often leaves a subconscious impression that can go unnoticed until later it is reflected in our reality. Which is why I know creative work is so important and why I love making art itself.” Maia is a student at Clark Advanced Learning Center. She joined the Martin County Artist Council when she was 15 and has had two of her graphite pieces displayed at the Courthouse Cultural Center. She has also volunteered at the Lighthouse Art Museum as a summer camp counselor where she helped kids create 2D and 3D cut outs that were used to make a cohesive art display. She plans to get a degree in fine arts and make art her career. She has focused mainly on drawing and painting but is now thinking of creating her own stories and worlds in animation.