Just like in all my painting collections, "Fraternity" has a meaning behind it. With paint and paper I wanted to express how grateful I am for my friends and neighbors here in the United States. After the attacks in Paris, I truly felt how concerned and worried they were for my family. They showed compassion and they were there in case anyone I know in France was hurt. I hope to have shown in my artwork how caring and understanding people can be in the midst of terrorism.