An improved state flag for North Carolina will be part of the Truth to Power 5 exhibition at Pleiades Gallery. The fifth annual community show about matters of social justice at local, national, and international levels
Title of Work: Peace. Love. Respect. For everybody!
Artist Statement: The title "Peace. Love. Respect. For everybody!" comes from the late Chuck Davis, a wonderful dance teacher and inspiration to many. He made all of his students and audience members repeat this phrase during performances, and it's a perfect philosophy for dancing and living. As Southern communities struggle with the history of racism and what to do with hurtful symbols, instead of removing a Confederate flag to catch up to now, I imagine a flag improved to look to the future, so I updated the North Carolina flag to include the stripes of the Rainbow Flag. Can you imagine a North Carolina that welcomes everybody in all its counties? I can, and I hope we get there soon.
Two space explorers land on a new planet and begin their assessment. Image from photo shoot of clothes from the October fashion art show.