Citizens of the World

Citizens of the World

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$20.00
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12 x 17 inches
Digital Art Print
2013
Signed by the Artist

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I originally developed this piece for a Mama's Day card project. The original character was based on a photograph taken at one of my butterfly workshops  in Santa Ana, CA where a boy was happily focused on painting his butterfly. I wanted to show a migrant mother alongside her son. Yet, she can also be a school teacher working with her pupil, or an older sister with her sibling.

 

A year before I saw the film  Elysium, I had thought about a poster that I wanted to name Citizens of the World. I wanted to show that we ultimately are all people on mother earth, and thus we are her citizens. The title is a celebration of transnationalism and the rejection of borders, as well as a call out for us to take responsibility for the well being of our mother, the planet, la pachamama.