Debra Keirce


Humans is an original oil painting on board by  Debra Keirce.  The original oil painting on board measures 9″  x 10″ with the  frame measuring  15 1/2″ x  17 1/2″, frame included.

What’s the big deal about diversity anyway? We are all human. Male, female, Roman, Indian, Polish, Greek… we all have our burdens to carry, our triumphs to celebrate, our arts and culture to promote. We are all Homo sapiens. Even if we were all the same culture, even if we all grew up in the very same pueblo, we’d still have differences. That’s the point. Every human is unique. If you go far enough down that anti-diversity path, you have to eliminate everyone on the earth but yourself. You are the only one on the planet with your attributes. So why do humans always pick a team? Why do we need to be with people who embrace the same sports team, the same political party, the same stance on civil rights and social issues? It’s because humans are social creatures. This is what I was contemplating when I painted this piece. Humans are programmed to be social and find others who are just like us. Yet we are each unique, so we can never find anyone exactly like us. What a conundrum!

Category: Realism, Still Life

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