My art shows that even if someone looks happy all the time, they aren’t. You just need to look deeper not just see what you want to.
When the world can be yours, art projects allowed the creators of these projects to use visual, logical, and social-interpersonal learning styles to capture the attention of the Ramona High School students and, more importantly, to promote Mental Health dialogue among one another.
This Art Project required a great deal of internal reflection and dialogue to consider how to voice the concerns of our RAMS and how to reassure others that it’s truly okay to ask for help.
In this piece I wanted to depict Lady Justice “looking” upon earth. Since Lady Justice is an important symbol used across the earth, I wanted to illustrate the aura of fairness, opportunity and justice that she exhibits. As people fight for justice across the world they look towards the symbol of Lady Liberty in their fight and I feel as though this is an important concept that deserves to be showcased.
This entry is an original song created as a collaborative effort. The song looks to motivate others to tap into their strengths and supports to overcome the obstacles of our life experience.
My entry follows the situation of Rosalind Franklin, a popular instance of the Matilda effect.
Rosalind Franklin was a woman who made exceptional contributions to the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA. Her utilization of X-ray crystallography was arguably the most important key regarding the discovery, however, it wasn’t until recently that her name became widespread.
I put a lot of effort and thought process into this piece because it honestly meant a lot to me especially when I was going through a lot of things and only had myself to go too. I have learned that I am not alone and which caused my mental health to get better and better when I learned to talk it out with the right people that’s why this piece meant a lot to me and why I put so much effort into it because I know I’m not the only one who struggles with their mental health.
“Journal of Secrets” is a free-form poem that tells the story of a person whose journal binding broke, releasing all of the pages they wrote on during a hard time in their life. As they gather the pages up again, they begin to realize just how far they’ve come from that dark place. They bind the pages together again with a green ribbon, the symbol of mental health awareness, so that whenever they find themselves in crisis again, it is there as a reminder that things do get better.