I drew a yellowish, green cross symbol to represent world peace and the red to show this world was harmed and how people’s homes got destroyed but the buildings here show the building’s back , fixed and better than ever, The green shows how this world and all of this destruction won’t be anymore and we will live in peace with friendliest people and not having any parents worrying about you 24/7.
So basically what I am trying to say is the green represents life and hope. The blue up at the top is to show harmony, to show the beauty of the world like the beautiful seas and oceans and las but not least , finally, my name in black because to me, since it’s the darkest color, it’s like the deepest, most darkest intense color. To me it’s like that centerpiece, its to show you can overcome any sort of terrible, not matter how bad it is. If you put your mind to it and don’t keep any secrets, just get it off your chest and don’t keep your anger towards someone because it will only get worse. Just let it go, go apologize and be the better person than most people.
From Journal To Collage:
A students artwork about journeys, changes and getting through dark times.
In the beginning of the project she reflected on the idea of isolation and depression. Through out her creative process she began to incorporate themes of peace, inner change, journeys and reflection. Some of her imagery came from one of her favorite books.Her artwork incorporated paint, photographic images, newspaper & text.Student example of early sketches that made it into their collage.
An example of artwork from a student who could not read or write.
In the beginning this student showed lack of enthusiasm for a literacy based art project. He was not motivated and made it a point to let us know that he was not going to participate because he could not read or write. This student also had behavior problems in class and his attention deficit made it a challenge to create his artwork.
Eventually he came back to the project.In his collage, his work has references related to sports (things that make him happy) along with colors symbolizing the idea of frustration. He really enjoyed engraving words on metal. He enjoyed the process of writing the words in reverse on the back of the aluminum in order for them to be 3-dimensional in the front.