My Artist Statement- Big Idea is Family and Discipline.
Human interaction and relationships pertaining to family and discipline is my Big Idea. I have aspirations to make my mark in a big way in the urban community in reference to “at risk” children.
I believe there are some untapped resources and unused ideas that can be reorganized in order to redirect some groups of people, namely the “A-Team.” Who is the “A-Team”? Parents, grandparents, guardians, caregivers, school administrators and last but not least, K-12 students are on this great team, even though they all have never believed to be on the same team in the past. I have a proposal that lives in evolution at this time and it began last quarter, my first quarter back at OSU after 35 years.
My granddaughter Aviva is six months old and is my inspiration for this Big Idea. She is an “at risk” child as are many in the USA. By the time she is ready to attend school, if not sooner, I plan to implement a series of ideas that will breath new life into how “The A-Team” can work better together to bring new hope to our nation’s education process. The next generation must have hope and be disciplined enough to successfully graduate high school, attend and graduate from college without fail.
This future proposal will create continuous improvement to our countries public school system, utilize the work of artists with no discrimination for age, gender, race, or nationality engaging with the worldwide web, recycling self-empowerment to the “A-Team” for many generations to come. I continue to develop this Big Idea as I go through my student life in order to implement a successful future plan of action as a result of ongoing research.