I have been totally turned on by the multicultural spirit of the Olympic Games. I enjoy painting models from various cultures as well. In high school my favorite club was The American Field Service which hosted fundraisers of all kinds in order to bring exchange students to our school for a year. A lifetime friendship with Meredith Williams Gawler of Australia is the result. Making the world smaller. Diminishing differences. Appreciating the colors and stories of the other cultures. I am also inspired by The Tea Collection, a children's apparel company with the same philosophy.. Have a peek at their new Korea collection.....emerging fresh on the heels of seeing the outstanding Korean athletes on the ice.
"Lotus Kid" is a painting of a lovely Korean woman.....and the title inspired by The Red Hot Chili Peppers whose music I listened to as I painted.
I really do think that we Americans are a bit egocentric.....I hope that we can develop a love and appreciation for other cultures...........knowledge is power.