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Kathleen B. Johnston

New Experiences ~ Old Concepts

Digital Inkjet Print
25 by 18 1/2 inches

Pre-Fiji Artwork

 


INTRODUCTION | ITINERARY | PARTICIPANTS
"FACES OF FLINT" EXHIBIT IN FIJI | "FROM FLINT TO FIJI & RETURN" EXHIBIT IN FLINT
STUDENT/PARTICIPANT COMMENTS | FUNDING SPONSORS & ASSISTANCE
ORGANIZING ASSISTANCE IN FIJI | TECHNICAL CREDITS
PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO GALLERY | GROUP STUDY


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Kathleen B. Johnston

Chain link fence vs. masi chain ~ figures of me as a child vs. the little boy sitting by his house ~ we are all linked to our cultures. What we find comfortable in ours vs. what they are accustomed to in theirs ~ our industry compared to their resourcefulness. That is what impresses me most and made me appreciate living in the USA. After meeting new people lately, my new job and at the women’s expo, I found out that basically people are the same all over the world. our houses may be different, the landscape, politics and social culture different, but when you are willing to be friendly, the people around you are also. So rather I say with a smile “Hi!” in the USA, or “Bula!” in Fiji, I find that people in both countries will respond alike! It confirmed my beliefs that the majority of people that I come in contact with are good people! This is what I got out of the trip - even the friends I made - almost everyone was willing to understand our differences, ages and religions. Though it may be a combination of the confidence that I felt from getting a job shortly after we returned, it seems as though the “need to explore infinite horizons” explains how I feel! there is still so much I would like to explore, it seems the trip to Fiji added another layer to my experiences.


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