Guns in America 2016
Living in America, regular news of gun related deaths takes an emotional toll on society regardless of one's relationship to the victims or political leanings. This is particularly true when children are involved. My awareness of the unpredictable possibility of gun violence feels like an oppressive cloud that I try to forget, but each news item adds to the emotional burden. I was compelled to make works that addressed the emotional side of living with gun violence and loss without being didactic or political.
The three works that comprise this series were made during the 2016 ITE Windgate Residency at Center for Art in Wood and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, USA.