watercolor, colored pencil, ink; 14×11”
“My painting relates to Article 5 of Human Rights that allows freedom from torture and degrading treatment. It means to state that buying a carton of eggs is like a human trafficker selecting their victims to break. Cracking an egg is something most people do not feel remorse for. Therefore, the comparison between cracking an egg and human trafficking may be able to help people understand it more and see the pain that the victims have to go through.”
ARTIST BIO: Alyssa Kresky 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.