This piece is a statement on the detrimental ripples created by hate and ignorance. While mesmerizing to watch, the drama and polarization have the potential to inflict harm on our global society, not just those directly affected.
Created from 45 (or is that an alternative fact?) reclaimed light fixtures that have been ink stained, hand cut and placed.
I wanted people to reflect on the white-washed version of history we have been fed, and continue to feed our children; one in which the roles of the strong men and women who were influential in producing change were minimized or omitted if they were not white.
Frederick Douglass, a former escaped slave, taught himself to read, overcoming incredible odds to become a talented orator and influential abolitionist. He advised leaders such as Lincoln and helped to create a climate for change with his bravery and sense of justice. Douglass not only advocated equal rights for all races, but gender equity as well,
I thought it would be a fitting piece to donate to a gala raising funds for Autism research, as a link has been found between dietary stressors and autism.