ink, graphite; 16×20”
“In places such as Haiti issues including housing, nutrition, education, healthcare, infant mortality rates, and environmental factors play a significant part of everyday’s life. Poverty was also a huge issue before the pandemic. Covid caused many people to lose things essential to life including losing their homes due to financial issues. Seeing foods sitting in grocery stores going bad or seeing people price gouge others in the act of greed is unsettling. In my piece I drew two different trees, one healthy and flourishing and the other a weeping willow that represents the struggles and weeping some may face. I also drew a reference of my hands to represent helping hands.”
ARTIST BIO: Gregory Jackson is a Grade 12 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).