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. I selected Article 13. While researching this topic, I learned that Article 13 makes sure that “Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country”. I took my inspiration from not only Lady Liberty but also from the symbolization of flora and fauna. The rose thorns holding Lady Liberty back represent the USA and its adversities overshadowed by its allure. The Monarch, a representation of US residents, flies to the daisy, a representation of new beginnings. Other areas of residence often have a negative perspective pushed on them to keep our home country seen in a positive light. Breaking down the stigma and deception allows us to break free from the grasp of our native land and allows us to “fly” to new opportunities.”
ARTIST BIO: Molly Audretch, is a Grade 9 student at Oak Hills High School.