There is something really extraordinary that happens when a child puts on a costume. The line that separates their fantasy from reality becomes delightfully fuzzy. They transform, in a process that is mostly pretend, but also allows them to internalize the strengths that the character represents. When they see that portrait displayed in the home, it reinforces the point that they are strong, heroic, good, and needed greatly by their family and community. It is my quest to explore the link between what is real on earth, and what is real in a child's mind, and to empower children through displayed art.