Along with that loop of outspokenness, I also vibrate to the image of the lotus rising up from muck.
How from it’s darkest, muddy beginnings this beautiful flower emerges to offer its visual splendor.
As I painted Rise UP, I held both inspirations close: the determination to speak truth to power and to speak beauty to the world--
Me the resister.
And me the lover.
Together, they offer me hope.
Wishing for you to notice all the beauty in front of you and all the strength inside of you.
Mixed Media includes paper, paper bags, vintage sewing patterns, ephemera including a telegram, fabric, flash cards, vintage text, and a mid-century travel log of Puerto Rico.