Humans and Society: The Balance

by Will Liang (11)

Trolley
Trolley

The Trolley Dilemma is a well-known ethical question that involves a decision to push a human off a bridge—thus killing him—to save the lives of five others. Here, I emphasize the life of the individual with the roll of film to ask the question: should the individual be sacrificed for the survival of other members of society?

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Eyes
Eyes

The government and FBI are increasingly concerned with big tech breaching their citizens’ privacy. Inspired by Orwell’s 1984, I painted a not-so-distant future where individual freedoms are compromised by eyes monitoring from inside your phone.

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Invisible Strings
Invisible Strings

As the saying goes, “money cannot buy happiness.” Inspired by short stories from Honors English, I painted this wealthy man who tries to break free from the appeal of money. His cry has been silenced, stressing how people lose their identities in their pursuit.

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Trolley
Trolley

The Trolley Dilemma is a well-known ethical question that involves a decision to push a human off a bridge—thus killing him—to save the lives of five others. Here, I emphasize the life of the individual with the roll of film to ask the question: should the individual be sacrificed for the survival of other members of society?

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I’m Will Liang, an artist at Foothill High. My work strives to express conflicts and problems that plague the world around me. Inspired by my Sophomore English class, I try to explore philosophical and social ideas that revolve around my life as a teenager, student, and programmer.