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2009 Gallery


by: Terry Strickland, Pelham, Alabama

Is he Black? No. Asian? No. White? No. Well, what is he? He is my FRIEND.

quote by: Brian G., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School - Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Daphne Bazenas

Artist Statement

I am a symbolic figure painter and much of my current work is about transitions – whether it’s a mid-life juncture or coming of age. My challenge is to visually represent intangible things, and to capture small nuances in relationships, life, death and love. These are universal human subjects that I find endlessly fascinating. Embracing our differences, whether it’s differences in gender or race, is a reason for celebration and the inspiration for this painting, part of a series I call “The Harmony Works”.


Bruce & Janet Udell / Udell Associates