Pochoir with Hand Embellishments 48"x71“
All art is political. Social justice themes have always been important in my practice as an artist and engaged citizen.
Long before BLM, my work has been about historic precedents and the spiritual transformation necessary for sustainable change. We now are living at a tipping point in the evolution of the American experiment. To remain silent in the current national crisis is to be complicit in structural racism and global financialization. Activist art is not particularly popular as a commodity. It emerges in everyday living as a call to take up the tools of neoliberal policy—courage, empathy and steadfast peaceful resistance to racism, scapegoating and violence. This art is made to encourage conversation, not commodification.