Equity for All

By: Diane Gelman

Houston, Texas

Artist Statement

My artwork showcases interesting, expressive subjects to evoke strong emotional connections. Equity for All includes collaged cheesecloth with paper strip wordplay for hair, cheesecloth garments and a tote bag made from applied, painted canvas, with a hand painted Equity for All button. This painting is a portrait of a real person. He epitomizes the next generation of talented and skillful problem solvers with big dreams for a better America. A country that stands for freedom must provide true equity to all people. We need leaders to help create broad based solutions to the polarizing divides in our country and lead us toward building a more just and civil society. Only with such changes will we achieve the promise of real HOPE.