“We all have to remember that we all came from some place else once,” Burks reflects. “There was a time when we were the ‘other’. Hopefully, regardless of our cultural differences, we can finally learn to accept each other and live together with empathy, intelligence and even humor!”
Meet THE OTHERS, an anthropomorphic lantern collection that ventures into decorative art. Playful, colorful, sculptural and sophisticated, THE OTHERS consists of a variety of hand-woven lanterns that, presented individually or arranged in totem-like stacks, take on the appearance of illuminated characters. Pairs of hand-made acrylic eyes, available as accessories, gaze back at the viewer with humor, curiosity and even a little mischief.