relief print; 5×7″
“Students at Oak Hills High School, under the guidance of art teachers Katie Jacobs and Steve Groh, researched some of history’s most (in)famous events of civil unrest and justice and visually communicated the essence of those events through the relief printmaking format. The goal of the work was to communicate the importance of documenting the power of people who challenge the violation of Civil Rights through a media that can be mass produced. Kathe Kollwitz served as the inspiration for this project for her role in educating the people about the horrors of WWI and WWII through mass produced prints.”
ARTIST BIO: Sammy Swafford is a Grade 9 student at Oak Hills High School.