Art has the power to connect people and relieve global tensions over race, religion, and values.

If the world today is a complex tangle of interconnected computer wires, then art reconnects these wires, showing people new perspectives, offering new discoveries and interest. I believe that art has the potential to play this kind of positive role, and connect the various “Galapagoses” scattered throughout the world in different ways. And I think that if we create these connections, we can mitigate the tensions breaking out in different parts of the world over race, religion, values and so forth.