Casting Compassion

Jill Ross's avatar Jill Ross Vote Code: 66635

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