JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A local student is dedicating her talent as an artist to helping animals. Douglas Anderson School of the Arts senior Christiana Broughton is our Student of the Week.
Broughton is a tireless advocate for pets and her sculptures all tell a story. A commentary exposing the underlying cruelty people foster on animals; dogs that are debarked or get their ears clipped and farm animals that are fed to other farm animals.
"My concentration in on animals this year. It's about conservation and human animal interaction."
She also volunteers at Animal Care and Protective Services in Riverside where her paintings are on the doors and hanging on the wall.
"She came in on her own free time and volunteered to paint the doors for us. She added a bit of personality. The thing you need to get people to come and adopt pets," said Joy Bartley of Animal Care and Protective Services.
Christiana has found a way to combine her love of art with her love for animals. "I really want to do something with animals because I love animals. It was a big realization for me. I love art and I want to do something for animals."
Christiana enjoys creating art of animals because it's something she loves and she feels it's important. She hopes to some day become a veterinarian.
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