Ross McHale (aged 15)
Ross says: "My name is Ross McHale. I live on the Curragh with my family. I’ve been painting all my life and have always had a huge interest in art. I love experimenting with new mediums. During this pandemic where we were all stuck at home, I began to miss seeing my friends. We, as a nation, had to communicate through social media and text messages. I grew frustrated as I was not able to see their real faces, only these little yellow ones. I wanted to make something more of these emojis, to mix them up a bit to show a completely new expression – one of mixed “emojions”."