7′ x 2′
This sculpture speaks to the struggle that the at-risk youth at George Junior Republic, and many youth thoughout the world, experience. This project was life-changing for me.
Jim West’s statement on collaborating with at-risk youth art students: “YES, I wanted them to be responsible, what I did not know was that they were being responsible in their way; from their home environment, worrying about their sister being raped, brother being shot, taking care of their mother, incarcerated father, and thinking that they will not live past the young age of 18. We need to help change their environment and the way that they look at responsibility and the way we look at them.”