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Dobie’s Delgado ‘Peels Back the Silence’ with passion for art and others

Dobie’s Delgado ‘Peels Back the Silence’ with passion for art and others
Posted on 01/25/2018
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Delgado’s watercolor piece, entitled "Peeling Back the Silence"


By: Jade Wise, PISD Communications

For as long Graciella Delgado can remember, she has always had a passion for art and helping others. 

The Dobie senior’s two passions came together with a simple text message from her mom. The message was a screenshot of a social media post by the New York Times calling for art submissions for a newsletter series called “The #MeToo Movement: Art Inspired by the Reckoning.”

“I was inspired to submit because I’ve been following the #MeToo Movement and I feel that it is long overdue that these victims are coming forward and outing predators,” said Delgado.

She soon submitted a watercolor piece called ‘Peeling Back the Silence,’ which was selected for publication. The piece shows three people’s faces, from their necks to just below their eyes, simultaneously peeling off tape from their mouths in a show of unity.

Delgado said that the message of her painting was about victims finding the courage to come forward and that sexual assault and harassment can occur to anyone, no matter their race or gender.

“I wanted to create a piece that showed different ethnicities and genders, because I feel that we often only hear about white women, but it’s not just an issue for white people or even just women,” said Delgado. “Predators don’t really target a specific race or gender in particular, it’s all about the power to them.”

Delgado’s watercolor piece can be seen along with other submitted artist’s work online at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/us/reader-art-inspired-by-the-metoo-moment-sexual-harassment.html 





Graciella Delgado, Dobie senior
Dobie senior Graciella Delgado has a passion for helping others and art.


Delgado works on an assignment in art class
Delgado works on an assignment in art class