Who’s the Kinder One?

 

 

Chiu, Amy H.
2018

Woodcut, hand-carving and ink

 

 

One of my favorite writers Edgar Allan Poe once said: “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.” Don’t judge based on what you see on the surface. The little girl in the story might not always be the kind one just because she has an innocent face. If you hold prejudice and believe in stereotypes, you will never see the truth in the work. Like many children, I grew up reading fairy tales and listening to bedtime stories. It is until I’m an adult now that I go back and think about all the possibilities that I misjudged. Why are nice looking people in the stories always the good people? If you are conscious about your values and mindset, you will always see more.