King of Diamonds

Allassane, Age 14

  • Mixed media
  • Printing, painting and collage
  • A1 portrait

Inspired by the work of Kehinde Wiley, I developed a self-portrait inspired by Henry VIII. I have autism and enjoy being creative. My background pattern was designed using the idea that diamonds are expensive and they glow. Henry VIII was one of the most important monarchs in English history. I have developed myself into the King of Diamonds. I used a lot of yellow in my painting because it puts me in a good mood.