acrylic and colored pencil; 14×11”
“My art piece is heavily inspired by the pop indie artist, Melanie Martinez and how her music covers very serious/adult subjects all while adding a cutesy, childish aesthetic to the entire subject. It means to portray a little girl’s struggle with the overall image of a “perfect” girl and how it affects her confidence as well as her sanity. The image has condescending messages plastered all over her mirror and vanity, with the positive “assembly” messages being thrown in the garbage. A sign of denial. I have personally always been dealing with my overall weight and appearance ever since middle school. My piece relates to the “Human Rights” issue ‘Body Image and the Media.’”
BIO: Jillian Lasita 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.