8th Grade Silhouettes

8th grade art students with Julia Sapir created art inspired by the work of African American artist Kara Walker, famous for her cut-paper silhouettes depicting historical narratives haunted by sexuality, violence, and subjugation. Students chose emotions relevant to the life of an 8th grader, photographed themselves in silhouette depicting those emotions, and then created a silhouette tableaux that expressed them. These amazing creations are on display in the Blue Room. Stop by in person or check these photos and more here.