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Love Surrounded by Hate

“Love Surrounded by Hate”. Some things I learned that there no matter how much people can drain out of anyone you can still be the butterfly.

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Gate of Suffering

“Gate of Suffering”. I created this work of art by painting a block bright colors representing life before the Holocaust. Then I painted black over it representing what the anti-semitic acts in Europe. Then I formed the Auschwitz 1 gate. I shaped the letter to the saying “Arbeit Macht Frei” which means “Work Will Set […continue]

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Trying To Reach

Trying To Reach I tried to show a prisoner from the Holocaust reaching up into the sky to try and “have a breath of fresh air.” The barbed wire is restricting the prisoner and the fire is slowly burning the insides. The prisoner has cuts and bruises from all the hard work they are forced […continue]

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racial discrimination

racial discrimination

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Vlad’s Symbolism

This is a Swastika with stars of David on the inside to represent Jews who were prosecuted during the holocaust. the blue on represents Vlad from Maus and the Jews who survived, and the other three stars represent those who didn’t make it.

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WWII and the Holocaust Art Piece, connecting with Japanese interment camps and 9/11

I painted four sides of a box, here are the four sides, The first one Is Vlad, from the book Maus: I chose to do this because the clear white person is close to becoming black (black meaning death) The other black figures are people who died in the Holocaust and they’re trying to take […continue]

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Determined to be Free

This piece was inspired by, mainly, Vlad Spiegelman, a survivor of the holocaust, George Takei, a former prisoner of the internment camps, and Toyo Miyatake, a Japanese photographer as well as a former prisoner of the internment camps. Though this piece may be based on a few people, it can represent any victims of those […continue]

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Leadership, bravery, and resilience

This symbol represents resilience because it shows strength, leadership, bravery, and toughness. I chose to create this art piece because I feel like it represents and connects to each character/ perspective and their story. Another reason I chose to create this art piece is because I think that it captures each individual story equally and […continue]

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Perseverance

I drew a combination of all my previous artwork as one. I also drew this without a ruler to signify that the Holocaust wasn’t good. If I would have used a ruler, the lines would have been perfect. In the lens of the Graflex Super D which is the camera that Dorthea Lange used to […continue]

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Everyone comes together

This shows that in all of the people they all helped others and looked for the beauty in those dark times. The barbed wire shows that a lot of people got trapped but some people survived. I think a hand shows that all of the people were human.

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