Power, Gender, Firearms
Meet the Creators
My visual thoughts swing from social issues and fear of humanity growing cold to a celebration of the wonder of life. My vision has come to be a plea for respect, dignity and a connection with other peoples. I want to visualize my hopes and fears and enlarge our circle of understanding. My work has mostly been based in organic forms from nature. Lately however, a mother's worries about the world has subsumed my reverence for the natural world and wondered at the glorification of violence and the elements that inflict them. Guns seem to be flowering like weeds with a reverence for brute force and a resistance to humanity. What I have found is that you cannot have democracy at the end of a gun. Democracy is founded on civility and civil discourse. In 'Taking Aim,' I offer viewers an invitation to partake in this very loaded topic.