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We say that we have a global economy, but we still can\\\‘t figure out how to have world peace. So it\\\’s all about money instead of people. I get it. I don\\\‘t like it, but I get it. What happened to teaching our children to love and not to judge? Instead, we teach them the skills we think will make them successful – you know the ones: cheating, smooth talking, lying, run over the weak to get to the top. It may be idealistic to talk about love, but it\\\’s worth it. That\\\’s what this art piece says – LOVE IN ANY LANGUAGE.
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The American Sign Language “I LOVE YOU” hand shows the “I” sign, the “L” for LOVE, and the “Y” sign for YOU. Put it all together, and it is a signal for love that can be seen across the room, across the street, across the world. The painting also shows “love” in other languages: French, Spanish, German, Swiss, Swahili, Portuguese, Italian, and more. The viewer can take a moment to try and find all the languages he or she recognizes. it is fun to find “love” on the painting and maybe it will be a reminder to look for love in other places too.
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This painting is mixed media, which means that a variety of paints, inks, and other art materials were used to create the work. The image was then computer enhanced, making the colors brighter. It is beautiful as well as meaningful.
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agape, love, language, in any, asl, american, sign, foreign, german, french, greek, spanish, portuguese, swiss, austrian, italian, amore, te, amo, eu, pop, culture, deaf, abstract, colorful, countries, map, african, swahili, funk, funky, whimsy, whimsical, hand, universal, graffiti, color, colors, prejudice, activism, peace, world, global, christian, god, children

Eloise enjoys painting in a variety of styles and accepts commissions for paintings on canvas and antique wood. She is also a book illustrator.

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