Portraits of Social Justice

IMG_0007Students in Mr. Don Guidry’s Art I classes recently completed a portrait of a fighter for social justice, done in the grid style of artist Chuck Close, who believed the best way to solve a larger challenge was to break it down to smaller parts. After writing an essay on the social justice work of the subject each student chose, he then used a different texture in each 1/2 inch gridded squares to create a value scale for the various tones in the subject’s face. These portraits are currently on display on the second floor lobby of the Ridgley Center.