I participated in the Women’s March in Chicago this past January. I was taken by the number of women who attended the march in their pussy hats, surrounded by family and friends. The streets were a sea of pink. The crowd was a mix of gender, age, and race. Folks were calm, families were playful and happy, and women stood proud and firm in their beliefs. Sign after sign reflected the opinions and feelings of the crowd. I started taking picture after picture reflecting the words and images that I saw. They were powerful and meaningful to me.

I have spent the last nine months creating a body of work titled "Together We Can Do So Much," which reflects this awakening. Because I loved all the vibrant and boldly designed signs of the march, text has become an integral part of this new work. It weaves in and out of my images, sometimes hardly recognizable, other times up front to be read loud and clear. My figures have stepped off the paper and have placed themselves onto the wall. They are speaking out, representing us all. They stand united and strong, embodying the depth of concern that is being felt around the world. Also integral to this work is the house structure, symbolizing a safe place or an expression of personal identity. These structures can also be identified as people uniting together to become a strong community and a force that is unbreakable.

NASTY WOMEN
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

OUR RIGHTFUL PLACE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

UP IN ARMS
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

WHILE WOMEN
Hand Painted Lithograph
12″ X 12″

HER CHOICE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

WE MARCHED
Hand Painted Lithograph
22″ X 30″

THE COMMUNITY
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

WE THE PEOPLE
Hand Painted Lithograph
22″ X 30″

WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

THE SILENT CHOICE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

PROTECTED
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

WHOSE STREET
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

DON’T GRAB ME
Paper Pulp Painting
40″ X 58″

AS WE STAND TALL
Paper Pulp Painting
45″ X 29″

PROTECTING THE LITTLE ONE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

WE DON’T DEAL IN ISOLATION
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH
Hand Painted Lithograph Paper Quilt
49″ X 22″

THE NEED FOR OTHERS
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23′

DON’T LET THE STRUGGLES INTERFERE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

EDUCATION
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

RESIST RESPECT
Paper Pulp Painting Embossed
31″ X 23″

RESIST RESPECT – Detail

WE EXPECT RESPECT
Paper Pulp Painting Embossed
31″ X 23″

WE EXPECT RESPECT  Detail

GIRL POWER
Paper Pulp Painting Embossed
31″ X 23″

GIRL POWER – Detail

THE ENERGY IS RISING
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

WE ARE
Paper Pulp Painting
49″ X 29″

WE MARCHED
Hand Painted Lithograph
22″ X 30″

MAKING AN IMPACT
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

 

OUR MARCH
Installation of Paper Pulp Figures
Size is Determined by Numbers of Figures

OUR MARCH 2
Installation of Paper Pulp Figures
Size is Determined By Number of Figures

OUR MARCH – Detail

I AM NOT
Hand Painted Collage Lithograph
40″ X 58″

STRENGTH
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

THE SUBTLE MESSAGE
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

LEADERSHIP
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

STAND TALL
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″

ONE DAY
Paper Pulp Painting
31″ X 23″