The eclipse brought people together from all over the country. It was a bond that everyone could share and participate in– to simply marvel at nature for a time. How often in our busy everyday lives do we appreciate all the world shows us? The eclipse was a brief time-out to appreciate the world and share it with the people around us, whether with friends or strangers. The mix of textures and contrasting colors in my art represents our diversity as people, while the intertwining lines depicts the connection we share as humans celebrating nature.