The Lobial Series
Quiet Sirens/Persistent Warnings
Warnings of civil unrest, rise in hate crimes, increasing gun violence, and a reviving of racial discrimination follows us into the present millennium. The need to assign, mental and emotional resting places for issues not immediately resolved, is lost in our first world consciousness. The use of spiritual symbolism to give place to the unrest is a lost practice.
The Aikido Series
The tranquility of the images draws upon the discipline of Aikido, the qualities of butterflies, and images from Hokusai's woodcuts.
Times of Iron
Addressing AIDS and its representations in the media, aspects of prejudice, fear, ignorance, conflate with metaphorical images and symbols to give place for answers yet to be found.
The formal dress for males in the Philippines, the barong dictates traditionalism, classicism, and conformity. Images underlain in the gossamer fabric subliminally reveal the unrest of economic, ethnic, and lingering colonial desparity.
With the advent of Covid 19, life in the US took a dramatic shift. Illness, death, racial upheaval, corruption, political disarray, all mandated major social reconstruction. Wanted or unwanted, "new normals" became a daily experience.
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