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2016 Gallery


by: Hilal Ozcan, Izmir, Turkey

A blind man sees no color or flaws; instead, he listens for beauty.

quote by: Akila D., 8th Grade, Booker Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
Teacher: Joanna Fox

Artist Statement

There are many similarities between humans and cacti. First, both cacti and people have thorns. Second, cacti are very diverse; they can be long, short, thick, and thin—just like humans. This very diversity enriches our world. Finally, the sweet smell of the cacti’s flowers fills the air despite their sharp thorns. Again, just like humans because we can try to find something good in everybody, no matter how different they are.

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