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Be the Change for Human Rights

Hazel Park High School Ceramic students

Hazel Park High School ceramic students researched the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and created individual 4x4 tiles based on a human right for a collaborative mural. Students also completed tiles on Human Rights activists as well as symbols that represented peace and love. Advanced students took a lead on the project and discussed color and style of the tiles as well as layout. It was decided that each student selected the style and color of their individual tile, allowing for Freedom of Expression. Students selected different quotes and decided on: Be the change you wish to see in the World, by Mahatma Gandhi. The quote is etched in the mirror, placed in the center of the mural. The mirror is viewed at eye level so the viewer is in the reflection and part of the mural. The intention of the design is the viewer will Be the Change for Human Rights.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.25 inches
  • Medium: ceramic tile
  • Width: 60 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 40 inches

About Hazel Park High School Ceramic students

Hazel Park High School proudly represents a diverse student body in south Oakland County, Michigan. Ceramic students completed the mural, with over 90 students participating on the collaborative project. Hazel Park High School received a grant from the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan to complete the project.