Celebrate my colors
And you celebrate my soul
The more colors you see
The more you'll know of you and me
This work is submitted on behalf of my daughter Aria Luna. She has always seen—and drawn—herself with her amber olive skin, and celebrated that physicality naturally. As a child, she draws people the way children see people: the way they are, in all their shapes, sizes and colors. As an artist, she draws them the way artists see into the soul of the world—with all the colors our hearts are capable of sensing. Regardless of what we've been taught.
Connected to Mother Earth, we are mothers, daughters
We are all young and old
All in one life
~ Painting by Aria Luna, 5 years old. Water color on paper.
I see me this way
Because that is who I am
~ Drawing by Aria Luna, 5 years old. Color pencil on paper.
"Why can't people be all different colors?"
~ Drawing by Aria Luna, 6 years old. Pen and color pencil on paper.