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Painting to present challenges faced by Americans with disabilities and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act to unlock doors that had been closed.


People experiencing disability has been seen as less than, locked away and marginalized. ADA gives the keys to each of us to see every one of us as part of the whole of our community.This 18"x24"water media piece was developed as 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services and the Howard County Commission on Disabilities invited artists to mark this milestone anniversary. My work includes the ideas of seeing the assistive devises over the person moving to seeing the individuals over the wheelchairs etc and moving from locked out to having the keys to participate and celebrate in the community that belongs to each individual.