Why These Cultures? Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati [Nov. 14-Jan. 10, 2009]

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2008, oil/mixed media on canvas, 6' x 12'

Why These Cultures?, gallery view

All cultures are a balance between the women and the warriors. The men dress up in armor and fight each other while the women try to keep everything in order. The cultures of Asia, Africa, Europe and America may appear different, but they are all based on the same idea, to bring order to society. As an artist I am interested in the differences between us, but also in the underlying values that we share.

Why These Cultures?, detail