Looking - by Mia Annesen-WoodMia Annesen-Wood actually has a painting exhibited at Modern Art Oxford! She actually, actually has!

Mia, in Year 13, has been working hard with the MAO Young Creatives initiative for just over a year now. Mia’s painting ‘Looking’ was a project in constant evolution. It was built up with layers of colour, each time a different shade or shape until it finally appeared finished. Mia says, ‘All of a sudden, it was as though she was really looking, looking into the future or, as Yoko Ono said, “The next beautiful world.”‘

Mia says of her experience, ‘Working with the gallery as part of the Young Creatives has been an amazing opportunity to see behind the scenes of an art organisation. It has influenced my creative practice, and helped me to understand what a career in the arts is like. Meeting other young creative people to work collaboratively has been invaluable in developing my ideas and broadening my perspective.’

This is a truly impressive painting and a truly impressive achievement. Well done Mia!

- Mr Bowen, Head of Art