For the mere fact of my birth as female, I am a second class citizen and I
have feelings about this.
Working for me, has been about how to convey these feelings.
Since 2016, I’ve became hyper vigilant because of a very conservative
and anti minority and anti women forces that has come to power in our
government. My vigilance came in the form of watching nightly news
and listening to public radio and political podcasts.
A few months ago, Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme
Court. Christine Blasey Ford decided to stand up and tell her story
about how Mr. Kavanaugh, when he was a very entitled youth, attacked
her with the intention of rape.
As I set and watched the hearing, memories of Anita Hill and Clarence
Thomas came forward. I was hopeful though, that we all had progress
since then. I was shocked and angered when I realized we had not.
The Kavanaugh series of sculptured reliefs in clay, was begun while the
hearing was being televised. The format is pictorial because I want to
tell stories about the human beings enmeshed in this tragic drama. My
hope is that they will help open up a dialogue about sexism, racism and
other systemic injustices in our society.