Gabe Gordon
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SchoolShaker Heights High School

CityShaker Heights, Ohio

TeacherDan Whitely

InternVictoria DellaDona


Victoria DellaDona's research on the effects of education and peer interaction on asthma control inspired the concept for my piece. As someone with asthma, I have witnessed how a positive educational experience and healthy relationships are positive forces in reducing asthma related problems. In my painting, I portrayed kids playing together on an inhaler, instead of a slide, displaying the message of peer involvement's relation to asthma control. I chose to use bright colors and make the background a beautiful blue sky to further convey the positive relationship between peer interaction and asthma control.