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 piece is based on article 4 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which gives people the right to not be slaves and gives them freedom. I wanted to show something breaking away from the pain and suffering slavery brings and depicted a man breaking out of an ankle chain and walking away. I also showed bald eagles looking over the person and the chain which represent the freedom that person now has.”

ARTIST BIO: Abby Linenkugel is a Grade 11 student at Oak Hills High School.