Re: Beside the Golden Door (RE-MADE)
REMAKE: If you voted for my previous shirt, I hope you like the re-done version...
Long before I was born, my great aunt, Celia, came to America aboard a great sea vessel. Arriving in New York Harbor she was greeted by a statue more grand and more awe-inspiring than any she had seen before. This statue towered over the ship filled with future Americans, but they were not afraid. For instead of a great king on a horse, instead of a mighty warrior with a spear, this statue was of a lady. And in that lady’s hands were a torch and a tablet. Light and words, wisdom and reason.
Years later my father would come to join my aunt, coming over from a small fishing village on the Mediterranean to the largest city in the United States. He, too, got to see the lady in the harbor, and walk inside her as well. Inscribed there, to this day still, are these words:
“The New Colossus”
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,"
It is from these words that I have created my portrait, inspired by the Statue of Liberty.