watercolor and ink; 11×14”
“My piece is about Article 2 of Human Rights: the right to human life, and the controversy on breastfeeding in public. People should be able to feed their children without others shaming, judging or sexualizing them. Between mammary infections and mastitis, and constant pumping, breastfeeding within itself isn’t easy and it shouldn’t be made worse when you’re shamed and sexualized for it. I wanted to try and express the physical and emotional frustrations that many people face with this topic and perhaps to show people it’s not a bad thing, quite the opposite. It’s extremely natural, it’s how all mammals feed their young, and have fed their young for millennia.”
ARTIST BIO: Jayden Cox is a Grade 12 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.