A Contrast of Life

By: Teody Boylie Perez

Davao City, Philippines

Artist Statement

Towering skyscraper buildings dominating the skyline stand in contrast to the stilt houses lining the waterside. It’s a true picture of the widening gap between rich and poor in our society. Recent studies show that more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. It’s a sad truth that the more developed a country becomes, the larger its income gap grows. This disparity inspired me to create this painting. I hope it will promote public awareness about the widening division between rich and poor. I encourage our community to help enrich the lives of our poor brethren and lessen that deep divide between us.