Lakeisha, age 15, Feelings of a Tormented Soul: In description in my own words, this piece of artwork tells the sorrow-triumphs of a teenage girl interrupted. No one accepts this odd girl. She is a castaway and take a look at this picture and see if you can get a sense of what this tragic youth discovered. Sepia Stories/ Self-Image
This project provided specific guidelines for collage work in mixed media, teaching students how to build a visually unified and compelling image. The project allowed for great freedom in thematic exploration. Girls developed the themes themselves, choosing to address issues of poverty, beauty, social acceptance, racism, suffering, and forgiveness, among others.