‘Your Future Has Arrived’ Art Project By P.H.S. Students Sculptures For Social Awareness by Kris Richards

December 29, 2021

Pam Perry, art instructor at Potosi High School, decided to challenge one of her art classes this past semester.

‘What is an environmental concern that you can relate to?’ was her question. The students were asked to think, consider and decide what they might create to represent their concern.

The next step was ‘ideation’ and sketching out ideas for their theme. After the thought process, it became real, and physical.

The students were tasked to use available recyclable materials, refuse, and things provided through the art class room.

Ms. Perry said the students enjoyed the challenge and learned a lot in the process. The recycling theme was important for her to promote and get the students thinking about the process and the availability.

The class creations include ‘The Bleeding Tree’ by Isabella Bohr; ‘Panda Extinction’ by Kailey Cook; ‘The Polluted Earth’ by Alexis Crossen; ‘Ceramic Fox & Trash’ by Gaiden Gaines; ‘Out of Water’ by Ava Hammons; ‘Tiger’ by Raymond Henson; ‘Sea Turtle on Coral Reef’ by Miciala Marler; ‘Save Doil from the Oil’ by Briley Masson; ‘The Global Melt’ by Olivia Sansegraw; and ‘The Arctic Delima’ by Patrick Wright.

The students not only recognized the need to address our fragile environment, but to reduce, reuse and recycle what we generate - waste.

The art works are on display at the commons area of the Potosi High School. Ms. Perry said she will be entering some of the art for contest in Cape Girardeau at a later date.

Congratulations to the students for their creations and their provocative thought process that should get some people’s attention.

As a side note, Enhancements in Potosi recycles paper, cardboard and plastic.