Bay Area teen creates portrait of VP-elect Kamala Harris, hopes she will see it

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
San Jose teen creates portrait of VP-elect Kamala Harris
Fourteen-year-old Tyler Gordon painted a portrait of fellow Bay Area native Kamala Harris -- he says he's inspired by the VP elect and hopes she will see it.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A teenager from San Jose is trying to get the attention of another Bay Area native -- Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The 14-year-old artist wants her to see a portrait he drew of her.

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Tyler Gordon tweeted a timelapse video Sunday to gain a bit of social media traction. It has been retweeted nearly 10,000 times.

Gordon said in an interview with video journalist Edgar Teran that his mom also paints, and he used to watch her paint a lot growing up.

When asked what he hopes happens to the portrait, Gordon said, "That this painting will end up actually being hers, being in the White House. My dream is to paint the White House official portrait."

He says Harris inspires him to keep doing what he does, and adds that his advice to her would be to keep living and dreaming, and to aim big.

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