My New Home
My studio practice has been to organize my images into series that explore various ways to abstract reality by photographic means. For part of 2018, though, my visual work has become focused on national politics.
In May, when the Trump administration began separating immigrant children from their parents and families at the US/Mexico border, the political atmosphere in this country became so dark and disturbing, that I could not work. I never thought that, in my lifetime, I would see such a thing happen in the United States. I needed to do something, however small, to express my outcry over the traumatic separations. Since I am an artist, a photographer, the most potent way for me to express my feelings is with the visual image.
With this series of twenty-five photographs, I do not remain silent.