Artist Statement Submitted 2019
Icons and Monuments evolved from research conducted after the White Nationalists attack in Charlottesville, the visit of Richard Spencer to UF and the removal of a confederate monument from the county courthouse. This project examines the purpose of public monuments and who they serve. With over seven hundred monuments still standing in public spaces I considered how a monument could be repurposed or reimagined or transformed into something new, how its origin could be embedded in a painting and be transformed into a new, critical, examination of our history.
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