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My name is Michael Olson and the name of my art work is Death of the Innocent. The media I used in my piece were colored pencils, cardboard,  and printed sayings from the Internet. The world wide significance is that war will always kill those who are innocent.  I care because many people who are killed in war do not deserve to die.  The red river on the mask symbolizes all the innocent blood spilt. The tears symbolize the grief of the lost loved ones families. The broken heart symbolizes the hearts broken by war and the families killed or wiped off the face of the Earth. The orange symbolizes the destruction caused by war.  


Mr. Slavicek
03/02/2012 11:56am

I think choosing the color orange was a good idea. We see orange warning signs on the roads all the time and here you're using it to warn us on a much larger scale. The images of the rivers and the broken heart are excellent!

michael o
03/08/2012 11:43am

you got it right for what I was going for

Jennifer Kopecky
03/07/2012 7:20am

The symbolism of the split blood, broken hearts, and lost loved ones come across powerfully and poignantly! Well Done!

Mrs. Johansson
03/07/2012 7:45am

I know how hard you worked on this project and your efforts really paid off. The art work is amazing but more importantly, the message is strong and clear! Great Job Michael!!!!!

Mrs. Cook
03/12/2012 12:20pm

You have the real mind of an artist. You used wonderful symbolism in your work.

jack c
03/23/2012 12:16pm

I like the title of your hexagon a lot


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    Emily Erickson Cook

    _National Board Certified Art Teacher
    Technology Specialist Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach middle school art in the suburban Chicago area. This project has allowed my eighth grade students to confront global issues and to have an artistic voice that expresses their concerns and passions that one day just might change the world.

    Amy Weiss

    Global Perspectives Teacher
    World History, U.S. History, and Social Studies Endorsed
    Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed

    I teach with Emily Cook in a Chicago suburban school. While my students have learned about global issues in the past, this project allowed them to see that these are not problems that people in other places in the world have to deal with, but rather, that these are world problems, and since we all have a civic responsibility to the world, these are our problems too.


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