Mural for Gary Galiher Law on Gary Galiher Law Building. Ward Avenue Honolulu, HI.
2 floors, approximately 25′ x 30“The day that I finished the background I got a call from my wife that we had to rush to the hospital, our daughter was going to be born. For a week the background sat exposed before I came back and added the portrait. The 13 stripes of our country’s flag in black and white along with a speech about racial equality that President Obama delivered in 2008 in Philadelphia: ‘This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign – to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more caring and more prosperous America. I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together – unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction – towards a better future for our children and our grandchildren. This belief comes from the unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. For as long as I live, we will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. The idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts – that out of many, we are truly one.’ “