About the Project
Most people fear what they do not understand. It is that fear that breeds racism, sexism, discrimination, and more. The only way to break down fear is through communication and understanding. As a visual artist I have the power to communicate in ways others don’t. This project is a way for me to communicate my wish for us all to realize that democracy doesn’t require uniformity, but it does require active citizenship. It’s time to see past the lines in the sand and stop pointing fingers at the problem. We need to unite as citizens of the world to actively make the global community a better place. We need to embrace our differences, and the right to have opinions, even if they may be unpopular to some.
This project came about as a way for me to express my voice using the skill set that I have. Everyone has a different skill and I encourage you to use it towards sending a positive, thought provoking message. This project evolved from a simple idea to explode powders into a video with a very powerful message that took an active team to create. This project could not have come to life without a string of very talented and creative individuals from all different backgrounds. The final outcome is meant to bring citizens from all over the world together, and the process of creating the video had the same affect within our team. In this behind the scenes video you will see how it all came together. I hope to incite you to share your voice and use your skills to create something inspiring.
In the end we are all human beings with the same basic necessities. No matter the state of our union; we are all striving for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. With those basic necessities in mind I know we can find common ground.