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The Right to Participate

experience3763mm20 | mixed media on handmade recycled paper | 9in x 12in

“Some of us gave a little blood for the right to participate in the democratic process.” John Lewis, civil rights leader and congressman

I wish I had known Congressman Lewis. I believe I could have learned a great deal from him.

The Discovery of New Worlds

experience 9663wc20 | watercolor | 11in x 14in

I remember as a little kid sitting on dirt and picking up a small rock and just looking. Looking at the rock. Looking at the shape the rock had formed into the earth. Hearing a bird or two chirp. The wind rustling through the Pennsylvania trees and dancing over my face. And feeling this extraordinary pulse through me as if I had discovered another world. And I had. It was such a rich, full feeling. And here I am, decades later. It is the same. A shadow on a surface. Day becoming night. Always the discovery of new worlds. The experiences of life are amazing…