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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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Holocaust Wave

The main part of this art piece is the water. The wave has gold strokes in it to represent how the Jewish people were cremated because the chimneys are coming out of the water. The boat has a mouse in it representing Vlad Spiegelman going into the chaos of the camps and the Holocaust. The […continue]

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Symbolic Obstructions

I completed my last 3 symbols to show the most highlighted parts together Showing how banding together will create a greater world away from the pain and anger. The colors blending between the darks and the lights mix together creating something better than before. Protruding from a layer of reality (fading away from the deepest […continue]

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Symbols

My piece of art represents how all 3 of the people grew from the things that happened to them and how something good came out of it. The bottom layer represents the dark times that originally made an impact on the person. The plant represents the growth from that experience and shows the good that […continue]

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Symbol’s Voices

In Etude Middle’s Social Studies class we learned about the injustices of the Holocaust and The Japanese Internment Camps. For our final project for this unit we had to draw symbols of 3 people, 1 person related to the Holocaust, 1 related to the Japanese Internment Camps, and one of our choice. I chose to […continue]

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A Holocaust Dance

https://www.loom.com/share/94b0aa5263cf423a98898804a2088018?sharedAppSource=personal_library (Description of the dance) https://www.loom.com/share/064e410b97c848b1b2340bdfcd9a94a2?sharedAppSource=personal_library (The dance)

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Symbols Change Who We Are

In this Art Piece, There are three colors being shown. Green, Representing resilience, youth, health and good fortune. Red, Representing life, health, vigor, courage, anger, love and religious fervor. Lastly Pink, Representing peace, compassion, and love. The three different characters involve Vladek Spieglman, a Holocaust survivor who’s resilience has really shown how difficult and challenging […continue]

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