WHAT DO YOU THINK?
The commentary provides background about Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis who fought for social justice and civil liberties. Justice Brandeis’s quotation is linked to both his legal work and his support for the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
What examples of “declared impossible” come to mind when you read this quotation?
What different types of “impossible” are there?
Have you been in a situation where your ideas or plans faced opposition? Did you prevail, and if so, how?
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
Each image calls out to us to examine it, to note our thoughts and feelings, and relate these impressions to the quotation. Often clues in the artwork suggest meaning and invite interpretation.
In artist R.O. Blechman’s signature style, he depicts characters in an evocative narrative to interpret Brandeis’s words.
How does the image present the quotation? Was this how you interpreted the quotation without the image?
What is happening between the characters? How are they dressed, and what might their attire represent?
What meaning can you attribute to the wheel? To the bubbles?
What emotions does this image arouse in you?
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