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2006 Gallery

Cousins

by: Miki Boni,

We are all in the human race, but it's not a race to the finish. It does not matter if you're in first place or last place. What's important is that we all stay in the race and cheer each other on.

quote by: Kaylee G., 6th Grade, Booker Middle School - Sarasota, Florida

Artist Statement

As a contemporary portraitist, I chose these two three-year old cousins as my subjects. Ryan, on the left, is of Chinese descent; his cousin, Maia, is Amerasian. They were born three days apart and it is impossible to try to separate them. In this portrait, both differences and similarities are equally embraced. The boldness exists in the intense energy that flows between the cousins. Maia is my granddaughter.