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World's Apart

Karen Mikhael's avatar Karen Mikhael

My Sculpture is based on a real-life tale of Forbidden Love, Sacrifice, Acceptance and Cultural Diversity. *** My husband is from the Chaldean community. In Chaldean culture, as in many other parts of the Middle East, families are intimately involved in decisions about marriage and spouses, and marriage terms are negotiated by the elder males of both families. Marriage is seen as a link between two families, not simply two individuals. Thus, it is rare for one to break from Chaldean/ Catholic tradition to marry outside the community, **** It was a natural choice for me to represent myself as a mermaid because I am born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, a water sign. My husband, on the other hand, was born in the year of the dragon. *** Whether it is differing species or cultures, we need to learn to live in peace. Accepting each other’s differences regardless of gender, color, religion, or financial status will allow us to work together for the good of this planet…for the good of each other. ***** If you take photo with my dragon please use #Artprizeworldsapart ***** FULL STORY ON MY WEBSITE>>http://treasuredooaks.com/artprize.html>>> please take time to read

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5'
  • Medium: PalTiya , Resin, foam, pvc and foil armature
  • Width: 8'6
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6' 6