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Fall 2020 Virtual GSELS Projects Showcase

Cristian Valdes Project

Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies, Earth Ethics Institute

Project Title and Description

 "Human Rights"                                                                                                                                                           Goal 16

Course:    ART1203C-3D Design

Instructor: Yomarie Silva-O'Neal


The idea of this project is to show how people are taken away from their freedom and locked up in the idea of what society portrays. It is meant to show how people reach for freedom, but cannot access it because of society. To demonstrate this, I placed an officer on the front of the piece, who is meant to portray society. As for the people in the cage, they portray people who are imprisoned by the world and by our leaders. The people standing in the background are meant to create an image of how people speak up but are then silenced, hence why they are made up of a dark silhouette; this gives a feeling of silence. The thought of people not having their freedom is a painful thought to process, and shedding light on it is something that should happen more than often to fix these problems.


Cristian Valdes Project, Image 1

Cristian Valdes Project, Image 2