William Slack | Click on image for more details
Artist’s Statement I’m a visual-arts curriculum specialist at a Minneapolis public elementary school with students from low-income backgrounds. Issues of housing and hunger are very real to these youngsters. Surprisingly, this isn’t a situation that evokes pity. Instead, my young artists inspire me with their pure, direct insights. During a discussion about what it means to have a home, they stressed the importance of family, security, and personal freedom. I used their insights to create Park Bench, a mixed-media print. My primary objective was to have fun and to see the world through my students’ eyes.