From the Artist: My work has always been an attempt to merge fine arts, teaching and activism for positive social change. Three sometimes ill-fitting hats. The viral global pandemic collided with the renewed pandemic of systemic racism in our communities. This is a contagion of Police killings of Black citizens in the U.S. I continue to document the muscle of dissent so important to protecting our fragile democracy. Participating in the Black Lives Matter rallies in our region and sharing my images from these community expressions lifts me from the other pandemic. These demonstrations of passionate community voice are the practice our democracy needs. For me, it’s the same personal lift out of isolation.