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El Sueño Americano

People’s Choice Award

by: Clifford McDonald, Sarasota, Florida

Don't speak about me when all you know is my name and not my story.

quote by: Nuris Fanning, Bradenton, Florida

Artist Statement

People move to the United States from all over the world for many different reasons. This piece represents the opportunity that others see in the United States. Who wouldn’t want to live in a country that promises freedom, education, job opportunities, quality healthcare and an overall better life? But imagine coming to America as a child and being taken away from the hands of your mother. Or as a parent having your child ripped out of your arms. It’s sad to see how some immigrants have been treated for chasing the American Dream.