Christopher is a twelfth year student who arrived from Toronto, Canada to join ICS in the 3rd term of grade 10. He tells us about his love for art and sculpture and what he hopes for the future.
He told us, "The change in school systems has been demanding for me but at the same time, both very rewarding and worthwhile. Being introduced to the IB Visual Arts program at ICS has challenged my creativity and I continue to gain a new understanding and appreciation for art."
"For as long as I can remember, I have been drawn towards artistic endeavors with a passion for Visual and Fine Arts. I enjoy working with my hands and it feels natural for me to express myself through art with my drawings, paintings, sculptures or any other form of art. It was only a few years ago when I was introduced to sculpting and it has become my favorite medium to work with. My latest art piece is an over-sized head sculpture of a Bangladesh women. A ragged, old robe pulled together with twine is draped around her shoulders which represents the restraints and ties to forced or "slave" labour. Replacing her caste mark is a coin embedded in the centre of her forehead which shows her worth by those who extort her for financial gain. Her weathered skin and exhausted appearance illustrates the soulless existence of this corruption in Bangladesh where she works in hazardous conditions for long hours at a time for only small change.
Although I am driven by a creative mind and have a deep love for art, these last few years in the IB program have introduced me to new found interests in other areas like economics and computer science."
"As I begin to prepare myself for University, I realize there are many career options where I can use my creative talent and business knowledge together. I feel that I have acquired many valuable new skills in the IB program at the International College Spain that it has prepared me well for my future."