An illustration for the first assignment of my visual thinking class in which we were given a word and told to make a piece based off that word. My word was "Across". I used the meaning of this word in all aspects of the artworks design. For example when critiqued by my teacher and classmates I put both pieces at opposing sides of the wall. The colors, red vs blue also display across, this time through the color wheel. The occupations of the subjects, one a police officer, and one of a street gangster, highlight their boundaries across the law. Finally their eyes which are different types of religious crosses highlight their race, as the crosses found in the police officer is of European origin, while the crosses found in the gangsters eyes are of African origin.