Illuminated umbrella lamps, 32 x 32 inches 15 inches deep (80 x 80cm 38 cm deep), Mixed media on umbrellas with LED lamp
These portraits are presented as strong, enduring in the face of adversity. I used the umbrellas as an analogy for shelter. The faces on the umbrellas are meant
to say "We are our own shelter". Our faces, our eyes, our strength is where we find shelter. We are the thing that helps us weather the storm, and, like the umbrella we can carry it with us where ever we go. The piece rejects the idea that
we need protection from the world or barriers between us and the world. We are our own protection and autonomous.