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Tracy Tetzlaff 's avatar Tracy Tetzlaff

Diversity, inclusion, tolerance, hatred, acceptance...the list is as endless as the midnight sky. Can't we simply respect all living things and "live and let live?" My friend's young daughter explained it best: "I'm me, and you're you, and we're friends!" Creating this painting created many thoughts. I thought about all of the people in the world, about sameness, divergence, fairness and injustice. I thought about how we all belong here, how we all breathe the same air, feel the warmth of the same sun; mourn, rejoice, sing and dance under the same stars. We all live and die under the same sky. Each one of us is like a color that has never been seen before; a unique, one-of-a-kind hue that can never be replicated. The random colors and brush strokes in this painting create perceived images of animals, people and objects. This painting represents humanity, prayers for peace, and the words of a young child that still echo in my mind: "I'm me, and you're you, and we're friends!"

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Oil, acrylic, liq gold, ink on hard board.
  • Width: 26 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 26 inches