Unit Student Artwork Featured on Cover of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has featured an art piece by our very own Sofie Price Lynn on the cover of their December issue. Sofie’s piece, titled Have Peace, was designed as a free assignment through Iku’s 6th grade art class. The piece is a mixed media sculpture that spells “love” in sign language and is painted to mirror the rainbow colors of the LGBTQ community.
From Sofie: Have Peace was made with plaster, spray paint, and synthetic flowers and birds. I created Have Peace in my sixth-grade art class. I’m interested in American Sign Language (ASL) because I have dyslexia, and it’s hard for me to learn spoken language. Because ASL is based on hand motions, it’s easier for me to learn the language. I’ve studied ASL a bit on my own and hope to take class in the future.
I had made single ASL hand letters in the past in a class series on hand casting. For this free assignment, I decided to make an art piece that spells “Love” in ASL. I chose to use the colors of the rainbow to support the LGBTQ community. I painted the letter “V” in white to stand out, because “V” in sign language looks like a peace sign. I wanted to include a peace sign to represent peace across communities, which is why I also added a white shell, on which I wrote. “Have Peace.” I added the birds and flowers for fun.
Click here to see Sofie's piece on the cover of the December issue.