acrylic paint on canvas; 12×16″

“My piece shows that all races go through similar struggles as well as their own struggles of racism. Its inspiration was the “Hands Across America” movement which states that even though we are different we can still come together.”

WINTON WOODS HS BIO: Winton Woods City Schools partnered with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in its ‘Gifted and Talented Introduction to Art’ for ninth grade students to focus on projects upon the theme of “Freedom.” Under the guidance of art teacher Megan Smarda, students explored “what freedom meant to them.” They researched, investigated, thought in-depth about the question and created artistic solutions to their thoughts. The project became personal for the students and sparked great passion in them.