Can you hear our voices? Final piece artwork

Politicians and Power - Featured Image 8

This is by lovable_writer and skilful_passionfruit.

Our artwork is called 'Can you hear our voices?'. It is about the key idea of the public voice and the concepts of responsibility and power. These are linked because our artwork confronts the idea of the power of the people, and whether people have the responsibility to make their voice heard and make a difference.

We have demonstrated this through a crowd of protesters holding up banners and deciding to stand up for what they believe in. We think this is a good way to represent the public voice, because what represents the power of the people more than a demonstration?

We have used grey and black for the background crowd to show that what they look like is irrelevant, because you see them in the picture as a group who move as one. However, we have used colour and detail for the girl in the middle to represent how every one of the protesters is a different person with a different identity, but we have focused in on her as our protagonist.

She is pictured crying because she represents us, the younger generation, fearing for our futures. The one solitary space of colour and detail in the middle of a grey mass.

One way to look as this is to imagine that the person in the middle is an MP. It shows the pressure put on them by the constant demands of their people, but they don't have the power or the voice to speak up, and in desperation, cries.

This shows us that the protagonist in the middle could be anyone. The current situation with politicians and power has left the main character of everyone's story feeling emotion and we have left her identity uncertain so that every reader of this piece can imagine someone new in the young woman's identity.

lovable_writer: One important thing that I have learnt about politics that I think other people should know is that everyone in the general public has more power than you may initially believe. It's time to make a difference.

skillful_passionfruit: What I have learnt about politics, and would like to tell other people, is that the impressions you cast on people (either good or bad ) immediately decide whether you're a good MP –or PM– or not. Because of the impression you give, you have the ability to gain someones trust and to also have the majority of the media on your side, being a good influence for all.

We would like people to feel empowered when they look at our artwork because they will realise that they can be there in the picture holding their banners and making real change.

Comments (6)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    12 Feb 2020

    I'm impressed at how much thought has gone into the finer details of this piece, especially your use of colour. Well done! Which of your concepts does your choice of colour link to the most?

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    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_starfruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
      Tom @ the BNC's comment 13 Feb 2020

      Tom, my Burnet News Club teacher is absent and will not be here on Friday. How can memorable_raccoon and I post our final piece, in the same post, if we worked together?

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      1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
        fulfilled_starfruit's comment 14 Feb 2020

        You can post it using one person's account, and at the bottom of the post, tell us the username of the person you worked with. When we publish it, we will add both of you as the authors. I hope that helps!

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  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg skillful_passionfruit | Graveney School
    12 Feb 2020

    To answer that question, I think the use of colour for the protagonist represents power. The colour shows a good influence, where the world surrounding her is colourless and bleak - full of anger and jealousy of the girl's power. The colour can spread and make people want to change for the better, but because of the hate, the colours cannot shine . I want to be the person who helps carry on the colour, so people can show the best in themselves.

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  • Upton-Cross-logo-250x250.jpg compassionate_seal | Upton Cross Primary School
    13 Feb 2020

    I really like your teamwork and your picture shows a lot of power.You have also used a very nice colour for the crowd and have left the one girl with colour which shows she is the important person in the image. I liked that you have related it to voices since are really passionate about stuff like climate change or recycling and they want there voices to be heard the opinion to be heard and your picture is related to that.You have also wrote what you have learnt about at this issue so a very well done on these things

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