The three paintings you’re about to see are more or less snapshots of New York. Every winter tree loggers from around the country come to NYC to sell their finest Christmas trees.
The top painting captures the holiday season at its peak. Every Christmas tree they sell brings joy, excitement, and tradition to a family.What better subject to paint then the holiday seasons. Every year We go through the four seasons winter, spring, summer, and fall. As human-beans its so important to know how to adapt to these seasons for survival. Celebrating the holidays during these times is a great moral boost and also brings families together with love and compassion.
The painting above illustrates an impression of a dice game often played on New York city streets. Summer in New York can cause a lot of social pressure for young adults especially in Low income neighborhoods. Young Black and Latino minorities often struggle with keeping up with the Joneses and result to gambling and illegal activities for support. To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority. In other words, “Cultural cringe, in cultural studies and social anthropology, is an internalized inferiority complex that causes people in a country to dismiss their own culture as inferior to the cultures of other countries.”
Here is a list of ways to overcome cultural inferiority.
- Nurture the friendships in which reciprocal listening, kindness, and responsibility are present.
- Find people who are just waiting to help you find the best version of yourself.
- Stop comparing yourself to everyone else. People with inferiority complexes spend too much time comparing themselves to everyone around them.
- reframe negative and/or damaging thoughts and beliefs
If you are visiting New York you may know that the best time to go out is at night. This is another winter season painting.The New York City nightlife scene is unforgettable. Just try looking up at night in Times Square and almost every building is lit up with advertisements. Together these paintings represent the diversity of neighborhoods inside New York.
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