Sequoyah high school students have taken creative liberty to use Instagram as a platform to showcase their work, including art, writing, and photography. Earlier this year, Collette Wilson ‘23 made a tag out of tape, which she put on a cabinet door inviting students to write the handles of their art accounts down in the art room. Since then, there have been several students who have written their accounts down to share with the community.
Lana Fleischli ‘23 has an account, @desperatelyseekingserious, that she uses to promote articles and reviews she has written on her website, Desperately Seeking Serious. Her website includes “An advice column by Siouxsie (an anonymous source), an artist section where [Fleischli] highlights work by friends like Charlotte Dumont and Ruby Park, music reviews, food recipes (Eat Sh*t Die) and a potential show with [her] uncle called Big Italian, Little Jew, and of course playlists.” The collection of work on Fleischli’s site is mostly done by her. Fleischli explained that “[She] does the interviews, the music reviews, and the playlist, [she] helps on the food section and edits the whole blog….The playlist sections are open for anyone to add to. The artists column is really meant to highlight the artists.” Check out the link to her Instagram account below! https://www.instagram.com/desperatelyseekingserious/
Collette Wilson ‘23 has an art account @coolitsart which she uses to feature her artwork from both outside of school and her classes. She posts both completed and uncompleted work. She says, “Much of the stuff that ends up there isn’t necessarily completed but I think it’s really interesting to see the process [and] the supplies I used. Lately I’ve been using a lot of watercolor, which is really fun. I did a lot with [watercolor] for my Urban Sketching class [be sure to check out The Barefoot Times’ recent article, (Sub)Urban Sketching at Sequoyah)] and then also personally I think it’s just a fun medium. You can do a lot with it.” Be sure to check her account! https://www.instagram.com/coolitsart/
Sam Almo-Milken ‘25 has an Instagram account @spottingfromsilverlake where they post their original photography. They say that, “It’s an account where I’ve posted photos of aircraft that I’ve taken over the past year and a half. It sort of serves as a look back on how I have improved as a photographer.” Almo-Milken got the idea when “[They were] bored one day in May of 2020 and decided to make an account.” The account has turned into a success so make sure to check it out! https://www.instagram.com/spottingfromsilverlake/?hl=en