acrylic on paper; 14×11”
“My piece is about article 2 of Human Rights, freedom from discrimination. More specifically, it’s about how autism can affect the mind of someone and how it can be scary. Autism can look scary and frightening, it can look like a monster but one thing that I learned with my autism is that no matter how bad and scary it can get, in it’s own little way, It’s helping you, protecting you and keeping you safe from the judging eyes of others. Nobody’s experience is the same with autism. Some may be proud of their autism and say it loud and proud, others hide it to seem like they fit in.
No two people with autism are the same.”
ARTIST BIO: Alex (Arianna) Jurmu is a Grade 11 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).
PROJECT: After learning about human rights in Mrs. Valerie Folz’ Government classes at Butler Tech School of the Arts, 45 high school students chose a human rights issue they wanted to research. Then in Mrs. Mary Catherine Ruby’s Visual Art + Design classes they visually communicated their voice through their art using symbolic imagery to represent the human rights issue they had selected.