acrylic on paper; 14×11”
“My art piece is about addiction. People whose parents are addicts are more likely to become addicts. The thumbtacks in my painting represent the addiction substance. Thumbtacks are useful but are sharp. When stepped on they are hard to pull out. They sit there stuck inside you until you make the choice to pull it out.”
ARTIST BIO: Sam Myers 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.