This image represents the cyclical flow of energy in the classroom. The constant giving of one’s self to students, the return of that energy and the struggle to reach all students. Each student had a unique personality, unique needs, unique personal circumstances. There is a need for hyper awareness and sensitivity to the impact words and actions might have on a student, each and every day. This image focuses on teachers who work with young children.
But the challenges and joys illustrated here can be applied to teachers who work with any age group. Teachers extend themselves within and beyond their limits to maintain balance in the classroom, and between all the various roles in their lives. Students learn from their teachers, from each other, and teachers are constantly learning from their students. Each participant in a classroom grows together and leaves the classroom each day better equipped to navigate their own lives and participate the world around them.
I am an artist, parent, arts educator and community collaborator working and living in central Oshawa. Art has become many things for me - a service I offer, an experience to share in academic settings. But before any of these things it serves as a place to put the parts of myself that have nowhere else to go. I recognizes how lucky I am to have this outlet.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.