One World One Family

By: Janice Stevens Botsford

Chelsea, Michigan

Artist Statement

A handprint, painted thousands of years ago, that was discovered on a cave wall inspired this mixed media collage. We all belong to the family of man, and we are all descended from those early cave men.

This piece shows a welcome wreath of entwined hands, each one different, of all colors and races, many hands cut from a map of our home state of Michigan. Hands are reaching out to support one another, hands applauding each others’ accomplishments, hands clapping and celebrating. I look forward to the time that, embracing our differences, the future will see us reaching out in harmony, hand in hand with one another, beginning in our state, and then radiating throughout the world.