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Disconnect Technology, Connect People

by: Jovana C., 10th Grade, Booker High School - Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Jeffery Cornwell

PROGRESS isn't always progressive.

quote by: Denzel D., 8th Grade, Brookside Middle School - Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Laura Kleiss Hoeft

Artist Statement

People forget the importance of others in their lives. Our world revolves around a lit-up screen, and no matter how advanced, that screen will never supply us with the rich diversity this world gives us. This painting was pulled from personal experience and observation. I see myself becoming sucked into a virtual world that always lacks the intimacy given from people face to face. Human beings aren’t born with a cell phone in hand so there is no reason we need to always be plugged in. We need to disconnect ourselves from this electronic world we’ve been pulled into and reconnect to the people around us.

Meet the Artist


Randall T. Arnaud