We Were Strangers Too

Red Blue Day - A Prayer by Kathryn Kaiser

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Artist Statement

"This peice was inspired by a very dear Syrian friend of mine, currently in exile in Jordan. Trapped between worlds... husbandless and childless, with hope for the possibility of her own future fading. Her mother is burdened with the knowledge that she can neither control the circumstances under which they live, nor help her children thrive. "Have a Red Blue Day" is an ancient greeting from the plains people, which meant "Have a Sacred Day". It came from the understanding that all life is sacred. Blue is the colour of sea and sky and symbolizes spirit; Red symbolizes earth and blood. My original intent was not to create a red/blue painting, but as I worked, I realized I was painting a blessing... a prayer for her and the souls of those caught in the turmoil of the wars of men and greed. 16" x 20" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas" - Kathryn Kaiser

Kathryn Kaiser is a naturally gifted artist, designer and mother who lives in Ontario, Canada. Her art is executed through her studio, Verity Blue Studio. The bulk of her work thus far has been life drawing, landscape and portraiture. She works mainly in charcoal, graphite, oil and acrylic... media that allows her to express her vision relatively intuitively and immediately. The human condition holds the most inspiration for her, and this is where she finds herself returning again and again. Relentless in her search for truth and understanding, it is critical for her to interpret each subject individually. How are we affected by our environment and experiences? Where do we hold our scars, what are our stories and how do we overcome our trials?"

About We Were Strangers Too

We Were Strangers Too is a collection of designs showing how diverse and universal the refugee experience truly is. Proceeds support the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.

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.