Portraits of Tenacious People

AOC, 2021, 5 x 7 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

“We are fighting for an unapologetic movement for economic, social, and racial justice in the United States.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Ursula K. Le Guin, 2021, 5 x 8 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

“We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains.”

Ursula K. Le Guin
Malcolm Gladwell, 2021, 5×9 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

“A lot of what is most beautiful about the world arises from struggle.”

Malcolm Gladwell
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 2021, 5×7 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) was a landmark Supreme Court decision that granted citizenship to a child born of Chinese parents living in the USA at the time of birth.

Oliver Sacks, 2021, 5×9 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

“I am very tenacious, for better or worse, If my attention is engaged, I cannot disengage it. This may be a great strength, or weakness. It makes me an investigator. It makes me an obsessional.”

Oliver Sacks from “A Leg to Stand On.”
Fiona Apple, 2021, 5×9 inches, Mixed media collage on paper

“If there was a better way to go then it would find me
I can’t help it, the road just rolls out behind me
Be kind to me, or treat me mean
I’ll make the most of it, I’m an extraordinary machine”

“Extraordinary Machine” –Fiona Apple