Our Colorful World

By: Yasmina Akhavan K

Tehran, Iran

Artist Statement

The theme inspired me to create this painting within a painting. I depicted a diverse group of people who represent diversity in many forms, including ethnic origin, appearance, style of clothing, medical conditions and religious differences—they each have a place in a map of the world where it all comes together! While each person adds their own color onto the map, the colors have no border and bleed and mix into each other, creating a beautiful scene. If we accept the beauty of diversity in our lives, we can all come together with our individual colors and paint our wonderful, colorful world.