Erika, age 14, responds to Sara Slee Brown

Posted by admin on August 21, 2016

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Screen Door

A manufactured barrier blocks my new adventure. The barrier is beautiful; I know it well. The barrier took time to build. It’s hard to take down. Out of the barrier is a beautiful new adventure which is the unknown.

Erika, age 14 from IYWP's Composing the Essay workshop

 

"In my work I am trying to find a safe place in the world. The doors and windows are entrances to places where I might find shelter. In the past work most of the doors were closed. Recently, with my diner series, I have begun to remove some of the barriers and move into the spaces. The spaces are not completely free of barriers but I feel like I am getting closer to my goal of feeling safer in the world."

Sara Slee Brown


ART SPARKS IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE IOWA YOUTH WRITING PROJECT AND PROMPTPRESS, CULMINATING IN AN ART SHOW & AUCTION BENEFIT FOR THE IYWP http://iywp.org
THE SHOW WILL FEATURE VISUAL ART BY 26 IOWA ARTISTS AND CORRESPONDING CREATIVE RESPONSES GENERATED BY CHILDREN AND TEENS FROM THE IOWA YOUTH WRITING PROJECT'S SUMMER CAMPS.  

                 

    RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION WILL BE HELD 

AUGUST 26 2016 | 6-8 PM

SHOW WILL HANG AUGUST 23 - 26

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