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Equal Opportunity Makes America Great by Lorraine Nam

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Artist Statement

"In Obamas second Inaugural speech, he said, ?We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.? My own story begins in America where I was born to parents of immigrants in search of opportunity. As an American, I am lucky to have more opportunities than my parents had in their home country. While we still have lots of progress to make towards equal opportunity, we live in a country where we will not settle and we will continually strive to do better for all Americans. This is what makes America great." - Lorraine Nam

Lorraine Nam is a paper illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. She creates papercraft illustrations for advertising and editorial publications. She is also the co-founder for the studio visit blog, #FFFFFF Walls and the co-founder for Illustrated Impact, a platform dedicated to spread awareness on charities through illustration.

About What Makes America Great

What Makes America Great is a collection of designs celebrating the things that our artists believe make America truly great. Proceeds support DreamCorps, a social justice accelerator founded by Van Jones that advances economic, environmental, and criminal justice solutions.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.