"Garden Party" was inspired by the joyful enviroment created on a warm summer day when people gather for a backyard party. Everyone forgets their woes and difficulties. Anger is absent; happiness abound. Prejudice and racial barriers are non-existent. The aroma of barbecue pervades the air. The subtle sounds of ice clash with the walls of glass contained cocktails and punch. Children play and dogs scurry. EVERYONE is feeling good! Friendliness, compassion, understanding, and tolerance prevail.
When I look at this painting it reminds me that each and everyday needs to reflect that weekend afternoon at the garden party. We are all here on this planet together, and despite our differences, we want the same things. Those things can be easily acquired if we work in harmony to achieve them. The different colors in the painting represent the different ethnic groups present.