Tallwood High School students participated in the One Million Bones project. Hosted by the Art of Revolution, a social advocacy organization, the project had thousands of artists across the country create one million handcrafted bones to raise awareness of global genocide.
Students in Tallwood’s art and Global Issues classes worked together to support the project: The art students created art related to genocide and the Global Issues students researched genocides past and present. Students also organized a Bone Event at Tallwood where bones were made from plaster casting. All the bones created by the students raised funds for schools in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo that serve victims of war and violence. Throughout the project, students also video-conferenced with residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo to learn about the challenges young people face as survivors of genocide.
The bones, along with conceptual artwork and informational posters, were first displayed at Tallwood and then sent to the National Mall in DC to be part of the Art Installation.
Tallwood students – along with students from Princess Anne High School – then traveled and spent the day in Washington, DC., at the National Mall, laying the bones for the One Million Bones display.
You can check out more of their work on the division’s Facebook album.