Work Work Work

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‘Work Work Work’

By Olivia Negron

UGA Undergraduate Student

"My interpretation of resilience in Athens is embodied by the underrepresented and overworked student. By and large more young people are choosing to go for higher education and many of these students suffer in silence while trying to work towards a better future. To me, resilience is the student who wakes up at 6am to prepare themselves for a long day of school and studying, just to go and work an overnight shift so that they can afford tuition and food for themselves. Resilience is the young mother who returns to school to try and build a better life for herself and her child. Resilience is the student who shows up and works hard every day despite having little to no assistance. I wanted to depict these struggles and achievements in my square in an attempt to give a voice to those students who work hard every day toward a better life."

What materials did you use to make your square?

Acrylic paint and watercolor pencil.