Based on a photograph I took in San Francisco. There was this area (in Japantown I believe) where these cute little men gathered to play (chess?), smoke, and socialize. I couldn't resist taking pictures.
"Love creates us" is a quote taken from a book I was reading at the time. Love or our lack of love is what shapes us as people.
The images is a lithograph (from stone) is actually printed on Chinese paper and glued to traditional printmaking paper (chinecolle).