ANGELS FOR THE AFFLICTED
At the opening of DIG at Xiem Gallery in Pasadena, CA, Patrick Merrill invited me to participate in an exhibition at The Kellogg Gallery in Pomona, CA. The exhibition was entitled Meditations on the Apocalyptic. Rather than create another doomsday message, I built an antidote:
ANGELS FOR THE AFFLICTED expands the myth of Daedalus, whose intrigues caused his son Icarus' death. This myth is my metaphor for the dire consequences of a nation that stifles discourse, uses war as a first resort, sidelines women and the disadvantaged, destroys forests, and drives wildlife and cultures to extinction. The angels bring the hope for change.