Diplomacy is contemplative language in action that moves beyond normal communication and seeks to create mutual understanding and respect. The language of diplomacy builds bridges and softens obstacles as it travels toward constructive goals.
We are currently experiencing a time when this wise and effective process and manner of working within the global community is being discounted, ignored, or even set on fire. We witness cyber shouting matches, bellicose rhetoric, and aggressive language demeaning constitutional government. We are living outside the norms of diplomacy.
These prints seek to move into the heart of diplomacy. The furious, energetic, and passionate lines exist within the embrace of restraint and form images that speak a language. Each image resembles an emotion related to, or a vehicle used in the diplomatic code. Simple, direct, wise, strong yet respectful, engaging, and careful all describe intentional, thoughtful communication that has created ideals, means, and a map to a more peaceful world.