12”x18” collage and acrylic on canvas. This painting depicts the extraordinary women in the Kurdish army, knows as the YPJ, who partnered with the US to defeat Da’esh (ISIS). The central figure stands alone to symbolize the unity of the soldiers. The YPJ had one goal: to fight for their freedom and defend countries against the extremist ideology of Da’esh (ISIS). Click the link below to read more.
10”x10”, collage and acrylic on canvas. A man and woman are in the gesture of an embrace but there is an invisible rift between them. The physical distance is symbolized by the background of the globe. This is speaking to the frequency of the experience of being separated from your loved ones through migration and visa status, shared by many immigrants and refugees regardless of their country of origin.
11”x17” collage and acrylic on canvas. This painting depicts an indigenous Guatemalan girl surrounded by adults in various stages of distress. The underlying message is: children suffer when adult governments have disagreements.