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 7 from the UN Declaration of Human Rights; it states that all are equal under law without discrimination but previous history declares different. The chances of judges being discriminatory to people in law whether because of their color or sexual orientation is wild. Organizations are set up to try and prove that there are those that were innocent and wrongfully taken in because of discrimination. I tried to portray how the government will most likely always cover this up to set their status of justice. So the common viewers’ eyes are being covered to not see the truth in front of them. But if one eye is peeked and we get a look into what really goes on, you feel stuck and put on the spot because everyone knows no matter how much they disagree with it. It’s hard to make a change.”

ARTIST BIO: Rain Magrum is a Grade 10 student at Oak Hills High School.