"Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost, 1915
America is in a tumultuous and precarious time. No one can ignore it. I can't ignore it.
We are struggling for our national identity. Many wonder if we will we choose a dark and terrible path or the angels of our better nature?
I remain hopeful our people will choose wisely and that our nation will endure, our democracy will survive and we will be strengthened by our universal and unique American experience.
We are not what the narrow lens of violence says we are, or what a man in an Oval Office tells us we should be. We are united and bound by our belief that America is, and always will be, a place where freedom is a reality, and the promises of justice can be ultimately realized.
Still, it has been a stressful and heart wrenching time for many of us here in America.
Art shines a bright light in the darkest places and it is through our art that we find hope. It is through my own art that I find peace in the storm. Maybe this is a shared experience among Artists.
Here are some recent sketches and paintings: