Adobe Photoshop; 11×17”
“Peer pressure is one of the reasons that people commit crimes. And youth between ages 15 and 17 make up 68 percent of all juvenile arrests; their decisions are often motivated by them looking cool. The overall violent crime spiked 4.2% from Jan 1. to June 30, 2022. Homes without alarm systems are 300% more likely to be burglarized than homes with one. I used the image of Batman because he is strong and brave enough to help anyone in need. I placed him right by the cop cars and the police tape because he helped save the people and the city.”
ARTIST BIO: Jaycee Caruso is a Grade 9 student at Oak Hills HS.
ART PROJECT: “Under the guidance of Art Teacher Francine Gibson, and using Adobe Photoshop, students created posters including popular comic heroes fighting various issues of social injustice.”