Sunday, June 29, 2014

Every day in the news we see people fighting and killing their former neighbors in civil wars around the globe. Some people think it is natural that people from different etnical, political or religious backgrounds should fight each other.
Fortunately there is also wonderful change to the better in the news. Yesterday during the big Europride parade in Oslo, the capital of Norway, a large group of police joined the parade, not only to support any LGBT police officers but also as a way of symbolizing the massive change from only a few decades ago when they were criminalized and hunted by the police. Being gay was sometimes like a cat and mouse game with the police. Now the police states they are the protectors. 
Today's painting expresses my hope that even relationsships that look impossible can sometimes be possible.
Can we become friends? watercolour on paper 20x29cm $50