Stranded by Danielle DeculusStranded by Danielle Deculus

Artist’s Statement: Oftentimes we feel stranded. Alone. Helpless. Lost. Longing for something new, different. My piece “Stranded” combines all these feelings. Taken in a field devastated by years of California drought, a somewhat “ugly” location, yet the main subject is beautiful, wearing a free and flowy white dress. But what’s on her mind? Is she sad? Lonely? Lost? Scared?
Danielle Deculus is a member of the class of 2024 at Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, California. She is on the varsity tennis team at school and participates in multiple clubs like Film, Philosophy, and Cooking club. Danielle enjoys being active, but also relaxing at home, whether it be reading, watching Netflix, writing, or online shopping. She is very passionate about photography and hopes to become a professional photographer one day.