I never tried to make the kisses uniform or to fit the same amount onto each panel. Sometimes my mouth was tight and sad; and other times it was relaxed and open. Whereas most kisses are momentary, ephemeral gestures, warming our hearts, often taken for granted, these kisses are marks, heavy and dark, shaped by emotion. I like the fact that each mark, like every aspect of the universe, is unique.
These kisses are tributes of unconditional love for mankind. They symbolize the restorative power of love. Kisses are positive connections with other human beings, expressions of reassurance, caring, compassion, giving meaning to and validation of our lives.
As I ended my task, my sadness moved into anger as I face my country’s irresponsibility and selfishness. I worry about our future. And I fear for my children and their children’s children. We need to heal the emotional wounds of the world. These words keep haunting me, “We must change our selfish ways or we can surely KISS IT ALL GOODBYE.”