Arantza Peña Popo, who was named the 2019 Doodle for Google winner, is a teenage visible artist who typically captures the immigration expertise.
Google honored the latest highschool graduate by operating her Google Doodle on August 13, 2019.
Jimmy Fallon unveiled Arantza Peña Popo because the winner of the nationwide competitors the evening earlier than on his tv present. “After I develop up, I hope to take care of my mother as a lot as she cared for me my total life,” Arantza defined of the Google Doodle, which known as “When you get it, give it again.”
Right here’s what it’s essential to know:
1. Peña Popo Just lately Graduated From Excessive College in Georgia
Based on Google, Peña Popo remains to be in highschool and hails from Georgia. She began drawing at age 3, based on Google, which indicated that her objective is to publish graphic novels and comics.
She graduated from Arabia Mountain Excessive College, in DeKalb, Georgia, the place she was valedictorian and plans to attend the College of Southern California, Google famous.
Arantza additionally enjoys skateboarding, Google reported.
2. The Google Doodle Is a Tribute to Arantza’s Mom, who Is Proven Carrying Her
Based on Google, Arantza’s Doodle reveals her mom carrying Arantza as a child in a framed image. Beneath that, you see an older Arantza, taking good care of her mom as she grows older, within the circle of life.
Google famous that the framed image mirrors one in every of her mom carrying her sister that Arantza noticed within the household’s dwelling.
3. Arantza’s Mother Referred to as Her Somebody Who ‘Lights Up Any Room’
The outline accompanying the Google Doodle says that Arantza’s mother described the teenager as an individual who “lights up any room she is in.”
Arantza is hoping to assist her mom journey and do different issues she was by no means capable of do, based on Google.
Based on the Champion newspaper, Arantza will obtain a $30,000 faculty scholarship and her faculty will obtain assist with its expertise program on account of her being declared the 2019 Doodle for Google winner.
“After I develop up, I hope to take care of my mother as a lot as she cared for me my total life. In my doodle, there’s a framed image of my mom carrying me as a child─an actual image in my home─and beneath the image is me, caring for her when she’s older sooner or later,” Arantza mentioned, the newspaper reported.
4. Arantza Plans to Educate College students Arts Abilities & Paint Murals in Deprived Neighborhoods
“I’ve been a visible artist all my life,” Arantza mentioned in a video for a 2019 Georgia United Scholarship. She mentioned her work was displayed on the U.S. Capitol.
The teenager has large plans. She mentioned she needed to ascertain a non-profit to create packaging design for minority companies free of charge. “I intend to show youthful college students arts abilities by way of free after-school packages and enrichment camps,” she added.
Within the video, she additionally says she desires to color murals to assist beautify deprived neighborhoods and communities.
5. Arantza Got here to the US From Colombia as a Younger Baby
Based on AJC.com, Arantza was born in Colombia however got here to the US as a younger baby.
The newspaper reported that her paintings typically captures the immigrant expertise. “I really feel we’ve to be the vessel for different voices that may’t be heard,” she mentioned.
She beforehand submitted paintings to a contest sponsored by the Latin American Affiliation that was designed to concentrate on the immigrant expertise.
“I attempt to show this minimalistic type of paintings with these two homes and it type of demonstrates how in each locations the place immigrants attempt to discover some type of refuge they appear to be rejected,” Arantza instructed Vox ATL about that paintings.
“For instance,” she acknowledged to the location, “a number of immigrants and refugees, their locations of origin, they’ve warfare, or perhaps there’s a number of criminals or gangs and thru that destruction, , they’re being rejected and pushed out of their houses. And once they attempt to discover some type of refuge right here in the US in addition they really feel that type of destruction and that violence put in the direction of them in a spot the place they’re attempting to, , discover peace.”