Nothing is to be preferred before Justice.
Sophocles believed that justice was good in and of itself. He believed that for one who is good, being just is part of his nature. In addition, he thought that doing harm was worse than receiving harm, for injustice harms the do-er internally.
Llamas paints an apple on the edge of a seesaw hanging from a frayed rope. The apple is marked with a bullet hole, a reference to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, 2012. The seesaw and frayed rope represent the financial and emotional precariousness in the lives of many Americans and the serious problems instability can lead to. What is Justice? asks how do we balance the safety of our children with our right to bear arms? How do we create a just culture where nobody can slip through the cracks?