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.