colored pencil and ink; 11×14”
“My art piece is on racial profiling in America as it is a conflict I face. In it a man is walking down the street regularly. He is then stopped by the police and now is faced with an inner conflict. The trouble of not knowing what he did or why he was stopped for, just because of the color of his skin and stereotypes placed on him. My piece relates to article two of Human Rights, freedom from discrimination.”
ARTIST BIO: Jay Yates 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.