Stan Lee, Marvel comic co-creator, once said, “Another definition of a hero is someone who is concerned about other people’s well-being and will go out of his or her way to help them – even if there is no chance of a reward. That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”
Love is the remedy to hate. Unfortunately right now and frankly for quite some time, we’ve been living in a hate-filled society. In the midst of it all, we’ve found ways to symbolize love in order to combat the hate. There’s something that’s a little purer about this tactic when it comes from a child, though. Seventeen-year-old Morrah Burton-Edwards created an amazing symbol of love, earning herself national recognition for her work.
When traveling to another state, country, or even continent, it is not uncommon to be presented with an entirely new culture unlike one’s own. These new cultural experiences may come in the form of new customs, food, or even a completely different lifestyle. Arguably the most important, however, is the ability to experience new art. Art reflects the most important qualities of what makes a culture unique, and the native art of each culture varies vastly. As the world becomes more intertwined, with travel and the internet, the exchange of art becomes increasingly important as a tool to understand other cultures. Through examining the works of Pacita Abad, multicultural art becomes a lens with which we can view the world as a whole.