A Portrait Of Your Peer
Collected by The OR from the perspective of J. Branson Skinner.
Art Teacher Eliza Bright worked with sixth grade students in Washington, DC to make abstract portraits of their peers in Accra, Ghana. Students manipulated the t-shirts that they had been studying throughout the year, along with additional scrap fabrics, into three dimensional representations. With the guidance of Liz and Branson, they created their own dyes from food waste and used Collectofus.org to get to know their peers better. We put together this interview with Eliza explaining the project in more detail and how the peer education relationships are at the core of what art can be.