“I AM” Self-Love Selfie Relief Printmaking
Intern: Cristian Saez
March 21, 2014
“This week at ARTWORKS we talked about what is peace and what it meant to us as an individual. Also in our conversations we have talked about self-love and how that affects us in our everyday lives. And while talking we have found our inner peace and how we can show our community what peace looks like. Also we are trying to show our community that the youth of Milwaukee isn’t what they label us. That’s what I had gained out of our group discussions.
During the creative process at ARTWORKS we have had to do a self-portrait of ourselves and how we had to show our inner love though the painting. In other words we took selfies and showed ourselves through art to show what our inner peace was. What we did in the creative process we had to really think back on our past and what we thought our future would be and how we felt. The project I did symbolized all the pain I’ve been through and to show the world that no matter what I can get through anything. We made our projects out of Styrofoam so we could paint over our pictures and stamp them on paper to make multiple pictures.
So far my experience at ARTWORKS was really great it really helps me though a lot not only through art but my everyday lifestyle. If there was any type of way anyone wanted to get involved with the struggle of finding peace with either peace within them or beyond that, I would strongly recommend coming here. It is a life changer. Take it from me; an actual intern who has had been though the same things you’ve been though. “