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1979
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Cold Shake
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Flowers Grow Where the Body Cannot
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Eternal Spring
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Dziecko (Child)
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Incarnadine
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Freedom
acrylic on paper
29.5 x 21.5"
2017
Flight
graphite on paper
11 x 15.25"
2017
Warrior 1
graphite on paper
15 x 11"
2017
Warrior 2
graphite on paper
15 x 11"
2017
Warrior 3
graphite on paper
12 x 9"
2017
Imagined Crest of an Unknown History
graphite on paper
12 x 9""
2017
Fire
graphite on paper
12 x 9"
2017
Creeper
graphite on paper
9 x 12"
2017
Rising Tide
acrylic on paper
9 x 12"
2017
Welcome
graphite on paper
12 x 9"
2017
Reach
graphite on paper
12 x 9"
2017
Atop
graphite on paper
9 x 12"
2017
Climb
graphite on paper
12 x 9""
2017
Mother
graphite on paper
15 x 10.5"
2017
Scream
graphite on paper
15 x 10.5"
2017
Detained
graphite on paper
14.5 x 11"
2017
Split
graphite on paper
14.5 x 10.5"
2017
Into
graphite on paper
14.5 x 10.5"
2017
Falling
graphite on paper
15 x 10.5'
2017
Child
graphite on paper
14.5 x 10.5"
2017
Limbs are Made for Holding
graphite on paper
11 x 11"
2017
Spring
graphite on paper
14.5 x 10.5"
2017
Roses
graphite on paper
14.5 x 11"
2017
Pietà
graphite on paper
10.5 x 14.5"
2017
Sorrow
graphite on paper
12 x 9"
2017

I question interdependencies of thought and action. How physical form and being, boarders and definitions, maintain constant fluctuation and a sense of wholeness. How is concrete space and form of intangible thought and lively action, experienced within self and of other living things? Further, what is the impact of movement and fluctuation of interchanging cells, people, things and ideas, on a micro and macro spectrum, cellular, animal, or the humanity of a city, country, world or universe? Politically and philosophically, nation, capital and consumption define value and identity. Who am I, what have I accomplished and what do I own? Amidst the American “Pursuit of Happiness,” dictated by the Declaration of Independence, I am validated and measured by my sex and gender, education, employment, financial status, romantic/partner status, home ownership, family history, political affiliations, travels and accumulation of things. Am I more valuable and entitled than an illegal immigrant because of my lineage of immigration, birthright or race? How are boarders defined and controlled? Should living things be subjected to domination by another because they are viewed as inferior, by their utility, or maintain different beliefs? As a whole, humanity’s pedigree is subpar to a wholesome ideal, one that is subversive, animalistic, murderous, cheap, fat, stupid, common and unfashionable—these characteristics are what I question, the willingness to survive, behold power and the lack thereof.