graphite, colored pencil ink; 14×11”
“My piece is based off of article 2 from the universal declaration of human rights, freedom from discrimination. My piece sheds light on the issues of police brutality and police officers racially profiling different races and people of color as well as them being falsely accused of crimes that they didn’t commit. My piece indicates the importance of the colored community and how poorly victims of racial profiling have been treated. Many people have been wrongfully accused of the crimes they didn`t commit but are still put in jail and also sometimes murdered because of their skin complexion. Many victims and their families also don’t get Justice for the lives that are lost.”
ARTIST BIO: Juriyah Kimbrough 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.