acrylic on paper; 11×14”
“My art piece is about child abuse and relates to Article 5 of Human Rights, Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment. I wanted to show that child abuse is in reality a big deal and that it can affect the mental, physical, and emotional state of the abused child. There are 700,000 reported cases of child abuse per year around the world, the most common form of maltreatment being neglect.”
ARTIST BIO: Samantha Taylor 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.