watercolor and ink; 11×14”
“My art piece is about article 16 of Human Rights, Right to Marriage and Family. In my piece there are 4 birds, one mother, and two baby ravens, along with a baby dove. These birds show a family, not any normal family; as you can tell one of the birds is different. This family of birds symbolizes international adoption, the family of ravens adopted this dove even though these birds are nothing alike. My piece depicts the mother raven caring for her young including this baby dove. This shows how international adoption should work in a family setting. Some people are not aware that Ravens are one of the Doves’ natural predators. I chose to use these specific birds to show that a child who may be racially discriminated against outside the home by people who may look like their adoptive parents should find shelter and peace at home, much like the baby dove in my piece.”
ARTIST BIO: Savannah A. Evans 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.