by Helena Tiainen
24.000 x 36.000 inches
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Painting - Acrylic Painting On Stretched Canvas
Welcome by Helena Tiainen is about coming to America. I was born and raised in Finland and relocated to the US in 1979, first to study and later, after marrying, to stay. I have always felt that I belong to the world and at some point I remember thinking that I had one foot planted in California and the other in Finland and my head was somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean. Only those who have moved far away from their roots know the feeling of never really belonging to any one place. Immigrants are outsiders that have a lot to contribute to the culture. When immigrants do not feel welcome and are treated like outsiders, trouble can stir. So, put yourself into the shoes of another and treat them as you would like to be treated if the roles were reversed. After all, we are only visitors here on this planet, no matter how high or mighty or priviledged we might feel or think we are. All life deserves to be respected and without the wonderful input of people from different cultures, US would never have become the great melting pot that it is. Viva la difference! Variety is the spice of life and may we relish in fusion!!!
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February 22nd, 2018
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