Monoprint, 2022. 13 x 16 inches. Photo inspiration: Chicago History Museum and Kristin Little.

Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, juxtaposed with Ida B. Wells, a journalist who documented lynching in the U.S. and was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.

Faces of Fear, a.k.a. Intolerance

Pastel over oil wash on paper, 2021. 47 x 57 inches. Photographers who contributed to the research: Brittany Murray, Andrew Shurtleff, Seth Herald, Mark Peterson, Jeff Kowalsky.

This is the first panel of a three-panel image called Faces. I am appalled by the negative, militia-fueled reaction to the BLM movement. It strikes me as a medieval response; in fact, I saw faces that could have come directly from paintings by Bruegel and Bosch. In order to organize the faces, I used a… Continue reading Faces of Fear, a.k.a. Intolerance

Journal: Black Lives Matter, 2019 – 2020

My days of street protesting are over, but I was deeply moved by the ground swell of protests across the country and in support of the basic premise: that Black Lives Matter just as much as anyone else’s and as long as they do not, no one’s life matters. So, a painting. I used Bruegel’s… Continue reading Journal: Black Lives Matter, 2019 – 2020

Black Lives Matter: Entering an Era of Rebellion

This series was inspired by the spontaneous protests all across the country, which included people from all ages and cultures in support of the African-Americans in this country: their painful past and difficult present. It began as one painting and grew into a series. (See the Journal 2019 – 2020 for more details.) Two-panel oil… Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Entering an Era of Rebellion