Art of Diversity

The art exhibit helps us see
how much we need diversity:

the sundry brushwork, angles, hues,
perspectives framing varied views,

the untold styles one might find
as subjects run from mind to mind.

How specially each work portrays
a common thing in striking ways

or offers a familiar scene
to manifest the unforeseen

between the abstract and concrete.
No works alike, yet none compete

because the canvas fits it all
and makes a window of a wall,

a doorway through a stranger's face,
or course across some time or space,

where worlds and wonders stun, surprise,
and plead we see beyond our eyes

the individuality
essential to all artistry.

Art of Diversity © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: October 10, 2021