Mistreated Islands

“Mistreated Islands” is about islands that are becoming a cause of political conflict. It addresses the discrimination and neglect focused toward these smaller islands and the people, who by chance are living there; thus, making the people living on these islands minorities. I realized that there are many similar stories around the world. Okinawa, Japan is one of these islands in conflict, and is a catalyst for both domestic political debate and social conflict between Japan’s main island and the U.S.A. My work introduces an issue of one country in order to foster awareness of it being a universal issue. The “Mistreated Island” series does not only address social and political issues, but also the beauty of nature and the people who are living there.

70 YEARS OF SILENCE, 2015

Silkscreen, Linoleum cut, Stencil, and Wood monoprint

96” x 156”

MISTREATED ISLANDS, 2014

Stencil and Wood monoprint

96” x 168”

Installation view

Doris Ulmann Galleries, 2014

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

COMPENSATION FOR THE COUNTRY, 2015

Silkscreen, Linoleum cut, Stencil, and Wood monoprint

96” x 81”

COMPENSATION FOR THE COUNTRY – RED AND WHITE, 2016

Woodcut, Stencil, and Stamping

94” x 91-1/2”

RYUKYUS, 2014

Woodcut and Silkscreen

17-1/2” x 20”

PEACE STAMP - WHITE LILIES, 2015

Woodcut, Linoleum Cut, and Silkscreen

14-1/2” x 16-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #1, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/4” x 39-3/4”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #2, 2014

Collagraph

24-3/4” x 39-1/4”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #3, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/4” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #4, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/2” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #5, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/4” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #6, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/2” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #7, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/2” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #8, 2014

Collagraph

24-1/2” x 39-1/2”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #A, 2014

Collagraph on dyed paper

25-1/2” x 38-1/4”

MISTREATED ISLANDS #B, 2014

Collagraph on dyed paper

25-1/2” x 38-1/4”

                          Installation view

                       The Fine Arts Gallery, 2018

College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada