watercolor, colored pencil, ink; 11×14”
“My art piece relates to Article 12 of Human Rights, Freedom from interference with privacy, family, home, and correspondence. In it, an astronaut is exercising his freedom to do what he wants where no one’s around in Space. I made this because it shows how each person expresses themselves when able to be alone and how people sometimes need their privacies to show more of who they are. Privacy can also be a therapeutic device to get away from chaos, also a way to just relax.”
ARTIST BIO: Jor-El Koenig 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.