I was inspired by the known "figure and ground" optic illusion. This Illusion emphasizes our perception of the world. Once you perceive an object, the area around that object becomes the background. Seeing one aspect apparently excludes seeing the other.
I see this as a parallel to common situations between people in life.
In my design I attempt to visually engage the viewer to see the positive aspect of “Rapprochement of Cultures”, to recognize the important aspect of dialogue, mutual understanding, and cooperation of cultures.