drypoint etching; 10×10”, image 6×6”

“Drawing and Printmaking students at Oak Hills High School worked under the guidance of art teacher Jamie Schorsch to create drypoint etching compositions based on a human right. My print is based on Article three of the UN Declaration of Human Rights which states, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.” To be human means to be alive; in my piece, the chrysanthemum represents life and the ability to grow. The woman symbolizes the connection between life and death as you can’t have one without the other. Article three also mentions the security of a person which is the right to health and privacy and the ability to be free. The crow signifies that people have a right to do as they please and have the ability to be free.”

ARTIST BIO: Anna Ackman, is a Grade 11 student at Oak Hills High School.