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Color Me Orange-Color Me Kind

Pamela Alderman's avatar Pamela Alderman

Kindness matters. The paintings of the koi fish swimming against the strong currents in Color Me Orange—Color Me Kind depicts our struggles with difficult relationships. No one is immune from hate. The words “Stop bullying” don’t cause change. But words like “Be kind” empower us to bring out the best in others. Deliberate small acts of kindness—like encouragement, forgiveness, and love—display strength. Color Me Orange—Color Me Kind invites visitors to tie an orange ribbon on a mesh canvas representing our commitment to live by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” If we choose to treat others with kindness—even those hard to like or who are different—we are swimming upstream. When kindness colors over hate, we can impact our culture with the message of love and healing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
  • Depth: 4 feet
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 16 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 6 feet