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Stacie Tamaki's avatar Stacie Tamaki

As human beings we all have the same needs. So why can't we see each other that way, as humans first? What is proven each day is that it is all too easy to see each other as labels like race, religion, gender, political parties, sexual orientation, as classes different from our own whether that means someone who is more rich or more poor, or better or less educated than ourselves. Why is it so easy to judge & see people as less than? In particular the fear of people of different races is one I know too well as my maternal family was interned during WWII for over two years at Heart Mountain, WY. When I hear people say that we should "round up people from the Middle East and put them in a camp in the desert" I speak out because it was that same fear that stripped my family of their freedom. I'm using my art to communicate their story through paper, instead of words. At the heart of my entry is the Japanese-American internment, healing, love, and embracing diversity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10 inches
  • Medium: Paper
  • Width: 10 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 24 inches