Artists are the real arbiters of free speech.

Now is the time to hold a mirror up to American society. In the midst of “alternative facts” and “fake news” it is the responsibility of the artist is to tell the truth. My art is here to remind us of our past, no matter how challenging, so we better understand our present. I know that I might have to seduce you with beauty to get you to talk. Good thing that glass is so sexy and paper feels so good to the touch. Look more closely at the work and engage with the narrative. Art is the brave space to hold difficult conversations. Embrace the occasional discomfort. The strength we need is found in clarity and community. Let’s begin.