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by: Sally K., 7th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Brooks Tracey

Through our eyes we see differences; through our brains we see humans; through our hearts we see friends.

quote by: Colby L., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Michelle West

Artist Statement

I created this piece by first thinking of the game Rock-Paper-Scissors. I thought of how two figures are opposite and can beat the other. My artwork depicts a rock, piece of paper, and a pair of scissors playing Rock-Paper-Scissors on a picnic table. The figures are throwing out the gestures that beat them in the game. To me, Embracing Our Differences means two opposites, that have nothing alike, try to understand each other and try to get along. My piece represents this theme because the figures are trying to get along by playing a game that brings them all together and playing a hand that would normally beat them.