Self Portraits from “Fil-Am Road” Exhibition

This self-portrait is titled, “Stand in My Place: A Guerrilla Self-Portrait” (24 x 36 in., oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 2018).  It is both a repudiation and a provocation the cheap currencies of racism, xenophobia, and misogyny peddled by the Trump regime from my perspective as a person of color, an immigrant , and a woman,…

Art as Ammunition

Artists are witnesses to living history, but unlike journalists, do not stand at its perimeter. Art is not detached documentation, but rather an engagement, a meditation, a questioning, a response, a provocation, a struggle, a vision. The power of the artist and art is imagining and empowering humanity to create possibilities beyond the prisons of…