Submission Title

Man with No Face

Author Class Level


Author Studying

Major in Psychology, Minor in Art and Criminal Justice

Author Bio

Maya Selena Leshaw is a 21-year-old college student. Leshaw is a psychology major with an art minor. Growing up, Leshaw often used art as an outlet. However, it was hard for her to express what she could and couldn’t say and turning to art provided that expressive freedom. Over the years, she has continued to use art as an outlet for herself and others. In the future, she hopes to sell her art and use it in her own practice as a licensed art therapist.

First Page



"Like many of my portraits, this painting combines abstract and detailed elements. As you look through this piece, I've included many characters. If you look deep enough, you can see them all. This piece, like many, focuses on the hidden messages in life that are not always seen at first glance. So much of my art allows for interpretation and for every viewer to determine what they think the meaning is."



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