Outsiders: Being the Middle Person – A Message to the MPs

Funny how first impressions are the instigators of someone’s opinion. Instead of formalities of shaking ones hand, so to speak, there are also other nuances on how one would or should relate to other people. Whether it be by trying to make eye contact, making a smile, or even saying a kind “hello”…no matter the transaction, it is nice to see if this quick human interaction can make it or break it into the transition of reception.
According to Wikipedia the first impressions individuals give to others could greatly influence how they are treated and viewed in many contexts of everyday life.[9][10] First impressions are based on a wide range of characteristics: age, race, culturelanguagegenderphysical appearanceaccentposturevoice, number of people present, and time allowed to process.
I am proud to say I am Canadian, North American born with Asian – Filipino Heritage. I could even microscopically narrow down the ancestry to other ethnicities, but why should that matter? All I believe is in how you treat people, and the common respect and acceptance of being with one another. But by being in the “middle” is like being an outsider nowadays. Instead of choosing sides, why can’t we be loving to one another and do what is right to fit in. Why is doing the right thing keeping us from the in crowd? Middle People- MPs (non political or political), please let me know your thoughts. (Image Nominated for International Multi-Faith Entry BC, Canada 2019)

The following image: Left -“Typhoon Haiyan” (2013) which I created under the UN United Nations as their Campaign Manager for “Because I Am a Girl”. Right – “I’m Hurting” is an up cycled donut box art piece in which I partnered with Tim Hortons. Both were entered Internationally at Congress Art 2017. The “I’m Hurting” piece was chosen by Wadem (World Association Disaster Emergency Preparedness )https://wadem.org/congress-art-show-2017/ for display in Toronto.

“I’m Hurting” was selected by Congress Art 2017 (UK, China, USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada) to represent their exhibit on Emergency Preparedness. The Meeting held place at Westin Harbour Centre Conference Centre 2017.

I have been involved in art  advocacy for sometime now.  I was always involved in some type of creativity and what brought me back, was after having beaten cancer.  The piece below is a “Collage of Memories”, ode to those who have visited and cared for me while I was going through this trial and tribulation in life.  Actually, I was graciously invited by Sheena Snively and Trish Kadish from the department of Business Arts at Mohawk College to present myself and my artwork on the main campus (November 2018).