And Not Vs.

# 1110405 Online Item

Priceless Retail Value
US $ 200.00 Opening Bid

Donated By:

Lydia Ross


"And Not Vs." is an original work of art by Lydia Ross.

Acrylic on 48"x36" plywood canvas.

All parts of society, even the parts that can seem conflicting, contribute to the beautiful rainbow of life. We must learn from and celebrate our differences to find joy as a community.

As you journey around the central sun in this painting, much as our home planet travels around the sun, you pass through the rainbow (ROYGBIV) and a collection of ideas that are often pitted against each other:

sun AND moon;
black AND white;
heads AND tails;
science AND religion;
nurture AND nature;
music AND math;
flora AND fauna;
ones AND zeros; and
man AND machine.
In the past you may have heard, “head vs. tails” or “nurture vs. nature”. I invite you to replace ‘versus’ with ‘and’ as you step back to admire the entire piece and see that they each cannot exist without the other.

This piece was fully created FOR our local community to spread joy, love, and connectivity. I wanted to respond to some of the pain in the world without inciting anger or sadness, but rather joy and beauty. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best when he said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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After Bidding Closes

Highest bid placed by 8pm on December 3rd wins. All bids are final at the close of auction and all payments must be made through the auction platform.

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