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2019 Gallery

The Consolation of the Dunce

by: Oscar Arcila, Medellín, Colombia

Help the silent find their voice.

quote by: Zoey M., 5th Grade, Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary School, Bradenton, Florida
teacher: Alice Lander

Artist Statement

This drawing is a critical reflection on discrimination and psychological abuse in the context of the school. The consolation of the dunce is that possibility of overcoming with the passage of time, symbolized here with the snail, and showing that there is no single way to learn and understand life.