acrylic on paper; 11×14”
“My art piece aims to spread awareness about the oppression of gay marriages, and the unfair treatment of the LGBTQ+ community regarding their marriage and relationships. Gay marriage equality has to be taken seriously, and everyone treated fairly, no matter their sexuality. It is related to Article 16 of Human Rights, the right to marriage and Family. I grew up having gay friends and gay family members, and i feel it is important that we all learn how to help and teach the world to open their hearts up to the LGBTQ+ community.”
BIO: Maddy Linz 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.