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2016 Gallery

Hate Tears Us Apart

by: Claudia Ramirez, Stamford, Connecticut

Hatred is like a freight train; it obliterates anything in its path.

quote by: Luca B., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Doug Abel

Artist Statement

I wanted to create a piece that was type and concept-driven because I enjoy the aesthetic beauty of words and letter forms. My work uses bright colors and bold typography to convey a heartfelt message. I believe that hate is fueled by our own thoughts, beliefs and actions. It’s really up to us to eradicate it. I express that idea by using words of hate in the background. I also wanted to consider the environment in which the piece would be displayed, so I experimented with optical illusion.

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