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Breaking Free

by: Matthew A., 12th Grade, Northport High School - North Port, Florida
Teacher: Christine Todd

People are like rocks - some are polished, and some are geodes; all are gems on the INSIDE.

quote by: Sarah S., 6th Grade, Laurel Nokomis School - Nokomis, Florida
Teacher: Shala Rossheim

Artist Statement

While playing with PhotoShop, I remembered a tutorial on making stone people and decided to create a piece showing someone breaking through barriers such as race, religion, sexuality, etc. I used to be shy and cautious about talking and making friends, but I broke free of my barriers and let loose, realizing that people who like me will want to be my friends.


Vern & Sandy Buchanan / Sarasota Ford