“I Still Rise”
Artist Statement: As a collage artist, it is my job to tell the story. I love the process of finding the right papers, the right colors and textures. With these things, I create a visual emotion.
After spending time with Claudia, I could tell that she was a strong woman and had the determination of a survivor. She told me her story and I was moved. It is no wonder when I asked Claudia how she wanted me to create our piece, she described a Phoenix rising from rubble. She is that Phoenix! My collage is one of determination, strength, courage and power! I am honored to be a part of her story.