colored pencil, marker, ink; 20×16’’
“Children should be able to enjoy their childhood without excessive work at a young age. Many children in the world are not able to live a childhood without being forced into labor to provide for themselves and their family. It is quite common in America and other countries to be forced into child labor. At the beginning of 2020 approximately 63 million girls and 97 million boys were forced into child labor throughout the world. I drew a child on their knees in the night sky holding a big earth. The earth has a dollar sign in it and continents are around it. It was meant to say that child labor can happen anywhere and at any time.”
ARTIST BIO: Grace Stringer is a Grade 12 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).