The success my art has had in Pittsburgh, especially how I and others have used art to bring people together, made me think that I might write a children’s book about my journey toward the wall. I talked to my daughter’s reading teacher about it, and she encouraged me to come into the school to get feedback from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.
So, I went to the school, and I got their feedback. It was an amazing experience hearing what the kids had to say. I’m still in the process of creating a children’s book about building bridges and the beauty of all of us coming together. That’s the purpose of art, I think. At least, that’s the purpose of my art.