Climbing The Bar

A small man climbing up the bar of a woman's T-Bar sandal. Made for the Embracing Our Differences Billboard Art Display in Sarasota, Florida, USA

Title: Climbing The Bar
Date: 2014
Size: 6.2" X 4.3" (16cm X 11cm) Canvas Paper
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £49

CREATED FOR Embracing Our Differences for a printed version to be used as a Billboard Art Display in Sarasota, Florida, USA

"This painting has been made, so that printed copies can be used by the Embracing Our Differences team, which create an outdoor international art exhibit, producing and featuring 39 billboard size images that are created by local, national and international artists, writers and students reflecting their interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity."

Embracing Our Differences believes that diversity is one of the world’s greatest assets. To realize the promise of diversity, we must ensure that everyone is respected, included and valued for their individuality. Our goal is to create a community where diversity and inclusion are honored while teaching the importance of being an “up-stander,” not a “by- stander.” 

The 2015 exhibit will provide an opportunity for communities to deepen its awareness that embracing our differences, respecting the beliefs of others and standing up against hatred and prejudice will lead to a better world. Embracing our diversity and moving beyond tolerance to genuine acceptance and respect is not only a way of thinking and feeling – but most importantly, of acting. Together, we can create a vibrant community where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated."

The exhibit takes place during April and May 2015 in Island Park along Sarasota’s bay front and Bradenton’s Riverwalk both in South West Florida, USA.

You can contact the Embracing Our Differences team at

Embracing Our Differences
A Project of Coexistence, Inc.
P.O. Box 2559
Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Phone: 941-404-5710