Back in 2019 and earlier I worked on a series, Black Lives Matter. Struggling with my history of liberal comfort and deeper awareness of white privilege, the work was questionable at best. Not wanting to give up I moved onto a new series in the beginning of the pandemic, Reparations. This new work has been tedious and troublesome, and rightly so. Yet as of late a thrill of honesty and beauty is emerging.
There are 14 pieces in all; eight are complete and I show them here:
*NOTE: 30% of sale goes to BLM Vermont.
reparations (strength) 2021 // collage/oil painting on 24"x20"x1" birch panel // $800*
reparations (cotton pickers) 2021 // collage/oil painting on 18"x14"x1" birch panel // $600*