While working on this piece I was reflecting on a thought that has often crossed my mind. It is this... When we as citizens put more emphasis on our perceived differences rather than our similarities, we leave ourselves vulnerable to those who would cynically exploit an all too human tendency to blame the "Other".
Here is an excerpt from Maya Angelou's "Human Family" which inspired the title for this piece...
I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.
More Alike Than Not Alike 12 x 12" Casein on Birch Panel