watercolor, colored pencil, ink; 11×14”
‘My art piece relates to article 16 of Human Rights, Right to Marriage and Family and focuses on LGBT families and adoption. It represents a scene of an LGBT family being discriminated against by someone who doesn’t agree with LGBT people adopting. I wanted to capture both sides of the situation and show how different their ideas and opinions were but also how it was affecting LGBT families who were just trying to have a family. I have friends who have LGBT families and some who are in fact a part of the LGBT community themselves and they are being discriminated against.”
ARTIST BIO: Faith Smith 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.