Mask on

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‘Mask on’

By Kaia Weaver

Clarke County Public Schools K-12

"I made this square to symbolize how I am sometimes feeling & how I think many people feel sometimes but are afraid to let it be known. I feel everyone sometimes smiles to let other people think or believe that they’re “happy” but in reality... they’re not. I made this square to show that sometimes I do hide my emotions by smiling and I think it’s okay to hide your emotions.. sometimes. My artwork shows resilience because smiling and acting happy gets me through the hard times. If I smile and act happy I will eventually be happy. I chose to include nails inside the square to symbolize sometimes that I am angry or upset on the inside but on the outside I show that I am happy. "

What materials did you use to make your square?

I used clay, nails, bubble wrap and paint.