A senior this year, Deanna is Co-Editor of Xanadu's Art page. She creates whenever she can find the time and works mainly in water color. She explains that she "loves the fluidity" of the paint and she finds it to be a fairly forgiving medium. She describes her inspiration as coming from her surroundings. She elaborates that everyone around her has some art form that they excel at: her best friend dances and her mom and sister are amazing violinsts. She wanted something for herself. She began by exploring music and while she does enjoy chorus, she found that her identity was best portrayed through art. Her favorite original composition is titled Floating. This piece features a woman in front of a floral, blue background. Deanna describes Floating in the following way. "It was not a challenge to create... but I was really proud of myself for being able to express all that I was trying to in something so simple." Her favorite artist is Retna, a graffiti artist and muralist in Los Angeles. Her favorite time period is the Romantic Era. In particular, she enjoys the political pieces from the time period, including Liberty Leading The People.