First Prize, Category: 2 Dimensional
Artist Statement -
Peace is a from of balance. This balance is at it's most fragile and important when between a people and its leader. It realies on the
power that the people invests in the leader, and the leader heeding the voice of the people.
I created two elements within one space; one is the absence of the other. They can be two characters, two countries, or two ideas.
They exist simultaneously -- two creatures living in peace, despite their differences. I created them to be unequal, but still balanced,
like any relationship between a leader and his or her people. One man leading a country is balanced against the entire population of his
country. Such is the relationship between the two elements in the print. One is the voice of the people -- and one is the listener.