Another piece of art ed advocacy cheese to help with marketing to the masses. Note worthy here is the book, "Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education," Lois Hetland et al. This amazon.com reviewer comment by S. Locke encapsulates the core of what art ed brings to the education table. It is how and why I teach visual arts when I am the one calling the shots: "critical and creative thinking is not a matter of magic or divine inspiration, but rather the result of a mind set ..."
Using the shape of a hand and arm in this I think connects it to the photograph itself. In the photo, she is covering her face in her hands which makes you look more closely at the photo to wonder what is going on with it. I think it adds to the graphic a lot and makes the meaning of the picture pop more.
Buried in the National Library of Medicine's collection of more than 17 million items are some pretty amazing, largely unseen objects from around the world. These rare and fascinating pieces range from historically significant texts to grotesque depictions of skin ailments to hilarious cartoon warnings about infectious diseases.
What do you know like the "back of your hand".... great way to teach the meaning of this expression through creation of something learners know like the "back of their hand" (their town, game of soccer, Disney World, a friend, etc....) ....Follow for lots of Free "too-neat-not-to-keep" teaching tools & other fun stuff :)