17.75 x 14.0625 inches
Collage with Linoleum Block Elements on Cotton Rag Paper.
**This work is framed with UV protective plexi glass and archival materials, framed by an Oakland-based small women-run business.**
This series of works is about how we, as people who care about freedom and justice, show up in this new, historic moment. I believe that we were in a dysfunctional relationship with our government for four years, a toxic relationship that caused a significant amount of pain and even death. COVID has disproportionately impacted communities of color, and that is largely due to the failures of our last government. Additionally, the Trump era unleashed the normalization of white supremacy in a brutal way that rolled back some progress that had been made on racial justice.
In 2021, we have a new administration, which is due to the outstanding leadership and civic engagement work of Black women and women of color. I believe that we must adopt a new shape, a new posture. That is what this series is about - a new era in which we can move towards our goals recognizing that we have a different kind of opponent.
What is the new shape that we take on at a time where there is increased relief coming to our communities, when we finally have a government that cares about people, and that’s rolling out the vaccine, as flawed as it may be. These portraits are an inquiry about our new shape and what that might look like.