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Art of the Week: Human Connection

This issue’s ‘Art of the Week’ is a piece done by Raquel Blatter in the 11th grade. The title of this breathtaking piece is called “Human Connection,” and here’s how Raquel interprets it: “The top hand reflecting in the mirror represents the disconnection between us during this pandemic, and how we are reaching for each other to make that connection that we so desperately crave. The middle hand is holding a dove, which I view as a symbol of hope, or in this case a vaccine. I want this dove to symbolize the hope that we have that one day, this will all go away and we can reconnect. And finally, the bottom hand is the final point of a desperation for reconnection, reflecting in the mirror just like the top hand.” This work of art gifted to us by Raquel can settle within each one of us, because at the end of the day, every person is going through the exact same thing right now. That’s the beautiful thing about a good work of art - no matter who you are or where you came from, we can all find ourselves in one.

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