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2019 Gallery

Now What?

by: Lisa Rosenmeier, Savannah, Georgia

Be a bridge of acceptance over an ocean of inequality.

quote by: Luka P., 6th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Kim Farrell

Artist Statement

I use animals, in an allegory manner, to further explore and express human nature. This painting is an allegory about immigration, migration or colonization. It asks what do we do when someone new shows up and what will they do? History has shown that sometimes the strangers are welcomed with open arms and other times they are chastised. Yet, there are times in history that have shown that it is the newcomer who is the aggressor. Using symbolism based on the European move to the Americas, it still transcends time and place.