It is ART that makes life, makes interest, makes importance,
and I know of no substitute for the FORCE and BEAUTY of its process.
~ Henry James
Artist, Becky Hawley 2020-2021
How did we get here today?
Prehistoric migration into North America occurred roughly 20,000 years ago, coming from Eurasia into Alaska and Canada. Oregon’s archeological sites date back 15,000 years and to this day, waves of migration have continued to flow. People migrate to find a better place and for some, Sandy is that place.
Humans are able to adapt to many climate conditions, which is why we are not extinct. We’ve learned to form communities, where we make our homes and choose to coexist. We have not only learned to survive, but to thrive.
The mural’s animals depict the themes of migration and of community, while the library section reflects the artist belief in the power of reading and learning.
“Like a water drop on a pond, an act of kindness ripples out far beyond itself, having far reaching and unknown effects. Cultivate kindness, so we can be better and grow stronger, together.
Freedom gives us the right to choose our belief system and I believe in the power of kindness.”
By, Becky Hawley