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Art of the Day: Thursday January 20, 2011

Hands of Friendship

- by Tau

This week's theme: I Have A Dream

Twenty five years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was observed officially for the first time. We at EBSQ feel that it is an anniversary worth marking. How to mark the occasion though, was not an easy thing to arrive at. We didn't feel we could focus solely on the man himself and we didn't want to present a week of art that only said "Look at EBSQ's African American artists!" At the same time, we didn't want to marginalize the meaning, the people and the reason why the day exists. We didn't want co-opt the message or minimize the struggle. We know that, while there has been change, true parity for all is still to be attained. It is for these reasons we decided that this week's Art of the Day should present pieces of art that speak in a variety of voices and focus on hope, dreams and a desire for a future where everyone is equally valued and no one is denied the right to be exactly who and what they are.

Art: Hands of Friendship by Artist Tau
This collage continues my experiment with hand studies and uses a technique that involves painting and applying paper directly to the glass pane. This painstaking process really gives the finished piece a unique and dramatic look.


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