Casting Compassion

Jill Ross's avatar Jill Ross

Casting Compassion began as an art intervention to explore the values of our school, Beacon Day, by displaying the compassion we strive to show in our day-to-day lives. This piece is meant to evoke a mutual understanding of the experiences that make us human. Eleven students, ages 15 to 19, collaborated on this 3-D relief sculpture. Grade 12 student artists are: Halimah Hills, Kacy Bennett, Charnese Jackson, Alacia McCaa, and Elise Melinn. Grade 11 student artists are: Ceiana Spillers and Mohammad Quotob. Grade 10 student artists are: Noah Thomas, Adeliah Carter, Hannah Boprie, and Brianna Marsh. Using plaster casting material, students cast each others faces, hands and arms. These casts were mounted on a tile and glass mosaic background. The piece is 48”x48”x11”, supported on a wood frame. It weighs about 50 pounds, but is well supported for walls. It is intended to hang or stand 3 feet from the floor and reflect the ArtPrize viewer within the composition. It is submitted for the Youth Collaboration Award at ArtPrize, sponsored by Western Michigan University.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 11 inches
  • Medium: Plaster and Mosaic
  • Width: 48 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 48 inches