CHICO, Calif. - A junior recently won this year’s congressional high school art competition, which means her piece will be displayed at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.
She’s a student from Chico Inspire School of Arts and Sciences, the piece she made is titled “I Am Columbia” and will be on display in D.C. for a year.
Isabella McMurry drew it on a computer, which she says is actually harder to do.
McMurry says her inspiration came from her American Literature class and Beyonce’s song “Freedom.”
“Like she's had golden hair, she's worn robes, she's had a liberty cap on and I just took those ideas and interpreted them to how she would look like now,” McMurry said.
She said this was a personal project with the main message being that America is fighting for truth and justice, everything the nation has stood for since the very beginning.