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Heavy Rain

Best in Show Quotation

by: Stephen P., 12th Grade, SCTI - Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: April Irwin

No one deserves to be limited by another's PERSPECTIVE.

quote by: Grace C., 7th Grade, Booker Middle School - Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Joanna Fox

Artist Statement

My piece represents the hate and stereotyping that children face in their daily lives. We, as a nation, have become unwilling to accept differences, and look upon them in a negative way. It is difficult to hide from the rain, and even with an umbrella you will still get wet. No matter how hard one tries to look the other way, words will always affect someone emotionally. The lights above the umbrella in the picture represent the hope that there is for the future. Once we learn to accept each other’s differences, we will prosper as a community. Our differences are not something to be looked upon negatively, but things which make us interesting.

Meet the Artist


University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee