In 2012 I was honored at the White House by the Obama Administration as a champion of change. I was elated and create this piece featuring the President and First Lady, who inspired so many with their work and dedication – it still holds a special place in my heart.
This coming Monday they’ve invited all the champions over the past 8 years back for a reunion. I’ve been disappointed and (honestly) scared by the rise in hatred in our country and was unsure about attending.
But, I chose to go and create art along the way. I don’t know what I will draw – perhaps it will be like much of my other work or perhaps it may be more overtly political. Either way I will make it available for purchase and donate all the proceeds to the ACLU.
I am happy to take you on this journey with me – albeit bittersweet.
Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for honoring them and standing tall. We will need art more than ever in the years to come. Can’t wait to see how you are inspired on your trip.